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Meet the Stars of the Vakhtangov Academic Theater of Russia.

Please join the Stars of Vakhtangov Academic Theatre of Russia in discussion of their U.S. premiere of the original play “Smile upon us, Oh Lord,” based on works by the Lithuanian-born Israeli author, Grigorii Kanovich. This event is part of the Cherry Orchard Festival’s programming (, presented in partnership with Literary Theater Dialogue ( and the Dorot Jewish Division.

The program will feature:

  • World-renowned artistic director Rimas Tuminas and set designer Adomas Yacovskis
  • The leading actors of the Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre: Viktor Sukhorukov, Sergei Makovetsky, Yevgeny Knyazev, Aleksei Guskov, Vladimir Simonov, and Yulia Rutberg.

The event will be presented by Irina Volkovich, of Literary Theater Dialogue, along with Cherry Orchard Festival producers, Maria Shclover and Irina Shabshis. The cast will answer the questions about the play and talk about Vakhtangov Theatre’s history and traditions, as Russia’s most celebrated repertoire theater.

The program will include Q&A session.

New York Public Library
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
5th Ave at 42 St.
June 9 at 5pm


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Salute, St Petersburg! 10 years later!