International theater sweeps Moscow

The NET theater festival is set to open its next edition in the Russian capital, bringing to Moscow the best of international theater for the thirteenth time.

The first day of the theater marathon will open with The Lower Depths, based on Maxim Gorky’s famous play and staged by prominent Lithuanian director Oskaras Koršunovas. The play will be shown in Moscow’s Mossovet theatre in Lithuanian with Russian subtitles.

As in previous editions of the festival, this year’s NET will feature both renowned and unknown productions by both famous directors whose names are well known to a wide audience and young talents just emerging on the horizon of the professional theater community.

Among the newcomers to the festival will be, for example, an accomplished director from the Netherlands, Ivo van Hove, who is bringing his Children of the Sun, which is  also based on a Maxim Gorky play.

The festival will come to its end on October 30. A production of The Dice Man, by  Hungarian director Viktor Bodo, who also headlined the previous festival, will be the crowning performance of the program.

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