A laugh-out-loud comical ballet in two acts, The Bright Stream celebrates the maddening, baffling disillusion of love with both hilarious deceptions and joyful resolutions.
The libretto, by Adrian Piotrovsky and Fyodor Lopukhov, tells the story of the members of a Russian farm collective in the 1930's and their humorous interactions with a group of visiting performers during the harvest festival. With such a loveable, positive plot, it’s hard to see why Stalin banned this work in 1936 – and why it wasn’t staged again until 2003.
Known for his precise characterization in movement, Ratmansky uses Shostakovich’s robust folk music to tell this zany tale, broadcast from the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow.
“IT’S GOOD TO SEE IT ONCE; IT’S BETTER – AND FUNNIER – TO SEE IT TWICE.” – The New York Times
|Designer||Boris Messerer||Lighting Designer||Alexander Rubtsov|
|Music Director||Pavel Sorokin||Libretto||Adrian Piotrovsky &|
125 min including 1 intermission
Ticket Prices: $20 Adults, $10 for 17 & under
GE Theatre at Proctors
|The Bright Stream||Sunday, April 29 - 11:00 am|