Stage Russia: Smile Upon Us, Lord

190 Minutes • Not Rated • No Passes


Lark Theater Sun, Feb 10 11:00 AM


SMILE UPON US, LORD, Vakhtangov Theatre, Moscow:
Rimas Tuminas adaptation of two novels by fellow Lithuanian, Grigory Kanovich, is a
dreamy, ruminative, comedic road trip, centering around the parlous fortunes of Eastern
European Jews at the start of the 20th century. A period piece that carries a modern
conscious, Smile Upon Us, is a Becket-like "Waiting for Jehovah" that has garnered
rave reviews during its recent runs in both London and New York, and promises to be
just as memorable on the big screen. Featuring three towering figures from the Russian
stage, Viktor Sukhorukov, Aleksei Guskov and Vladimir Simonov.

Presented in Russian with English subtitles.
190 minutes (includes one 15 minute intermission)