Count Orlov

138 Minutes - NR

Showings

Lark Theater Thu, Feb 7 6:30 PM
Lark Theater Sat, Feb 9 1:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Special Event
Release Year:2016
Rating:NR
Genre:Musical, Drama
Production Country:Russia
Original Langauge:Russian
Subtitles:English

Description

From the Moscow Operetta Theatre - Producer of Anna Karenina Musical


Count Orlov is a remarkable tale of love and betrayal. It is based on one of the most dramatic episodes in the history of the Russian Empire, of which the real facts are still buried in mystery. The Moscow Operetta Theatre offers its version of the story brilliantly told by the renowned playwright July Kim.



The play is set in the second half of the 18th century during the reign of Catherine the Great. Count Alexey Orlov, who had once contributed to Catherine the Great’s rise to power, falls out of favor and is sent away in disgrace to lead the navy in Italy. While there, he meets a beautiful young woman named Elizabeth who has aspirations for the Russian crown. She claims to be the granddaughter of Peter the Great. In an attempt to win back Catherine's affection by uncovering Elizabeth's plans,  Orlov begins an affair. However, what starts off as an innocent fling soon turns into something far more serious.