The Suicide - A Comedy

By Nikolai Erdman, in a new translation and adaptation by Brandeis Russian literature Professor David Powelstock
Directed by Dmitry Troyanovsky
February 9-19, 2006
Laurie Theater
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An unemployed man contemplates suicide but is besieged by spokespeople of discontented groups, from butchers to intellectuals, who want to turn his suicide into a gesture on their behalf. This brilliant Soviet-era satire is a classic of the Russian theater.

Take a Second Look!
Assistant professor of Russian language and literature David Powelstock, whose new translation of The Suicide is premiered at the Brandeis Theater Company will be the featured speaker for the Second Look Series immediately following the Saturday, February 18 2 pm performance of the show. Explore the process of adapting this classic of the Russian theater for contemporary audiences, and get some behind the scenes looks at the collaborative nature of the theater. David will be joined by the cast and crew of the show.

Performance of The Suicide is part of Russian Week 2006 at Brandeis (February 9-19)

The Russian Program at Brandeis University and the Brandeis Program in Russian and East European Studies are proud to present Russian Week 2006, featuring a variety of events related to the language and culture of Russia.