Masquerade

Masquerade

John Bassett Theatre, Metro Convention Centre

Jun 09 2019 to Jun 10 2019

Region : Greater Toronto Area     City: Toronto

  •  Add to Calendar 2019-06-09 2019-06-10 America/Toronto Masquerade One of Moscow’s oldest theatre companies returns with a show that will sweep you off your feet and into a storm of intrigue, hidden truths, and heaps of snow. Based on the writings of Mikhail Lermontov, one of Russia’s most important 19th century poets, the tragi-farce Masquerade uncovers the real moralities of modern society behind the masks that everyone wears. Discover scandalous love affairs and squandered opportunities; exposed lies, truths, and the words that can kill. Literally. Visionary Lithuanian director Rimas Tuminas, whose critically-acclaimed Uncle Vanya, sold out at Luminato in 2017, applies his signature style to Masquerade, a melancholy Commedia dell’Arte with opulent costumes and entrancing music, set in mysterious, snowy Saint Petersburg. Often compared to Shakespeare’s Othello, Masquerade is a ruthless and ribald study of jealousy and pride within a gossip-ridden community, portrayed by a cast of some of Russia’s most celebrated actors. Believe nothing you hear and only half of what you see. John Bassett Theatre, Metro Convention Centre Luminato Events luminatoevents@gmail.com
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One of Moscow’s oldest theatre companies returns with a show that will sweep you off your feet and into a storm of intrigue, hidden truths, and heaps of snow. Based on the writings of Mikhail Lermontov, one of Russia’s most important 19th century poets, the tragi-farce Masquerade uncovers the real moralities of modern society behind the masks that everyone wears. Discover scandalous love affairs and squandered opportunities; exposed lies, truths, and the words that can kill. Literally. Visionary Lithuanian director Rimas Tuminas, whose critically-acclaimed Uncle Vanya, sold out at Luminato in 2017, applies his signature style to Masquerade, a melancholy Commedia dell’Arte with opulent costumes and entrancing music, set in mysterious, snowy Saint Petersburg. Often compared to Shakespeare’s Othello, Masquerade is a ruthless and ribald study of jealousy and pride within a gossip-ridden community, portrayed by a cast of some of Russia’s most celebrated actors. Believe nothing you hear and only half of what you see.