Erdman’s “Suicide” on the Big Screen

  • Start: March 23, 2018 7:00 pm
  • End: March 23, 2018 10:00 pm

Bissonnet Street, Houston, Texas, United States

RCC Our Texas and Stage Russia HD present :

Play “The Suicide” based on the comedy by Nikolai Erdman
Captured live on stage at Moscow’s Theater Art Studio

Stage director: Sergey Zhenovach

Duration: 180 minutes (with one 15 minute intermission included)
Language: Russian with English subtitles

Admission: $15

The play centers around a young, unemployed man desperate enough to contemplate ending it all. As soon as he declares his will to die he finds himself surrounded by a variety of characters begging him to kill himself as a gesture for their cause.

The play, originally written in 1928, forms a link in Russian literary history between the satirical mastery of Nikolai Gogol and the post-World War II Theatre of the Absurd.


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