Performed at Theatre Art Studio, Sergey Zhenovach's adaptation of Nikolai Erdman's comedy 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. Flattered by this noteriety but panicked at the prospect of actually having to go through with it, he must find a way out that somehow leaves his dignity intact. 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.
*2 Plays Combo ($25) includes 1 ticket for 'The Suicide' and 1 ticket for 'Uncle Vanya' on Jan.14th.
180 minutes (with one 15 minute intermission included)
Russian with English subtitles
Laemmle Music Hall Theater
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Address: 9036 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA
Contact info: 818-377-2101
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