We’re staging Hemingway’s incredible “Across the River and Into the Trees,” a novel about a former American general, demoted to the rank of colonel. He’s 50 years old, and in love with a 19-year-old Venetian girl. He’s also dying, and before his death, he decides to come to her. It’s a long “last date” in Venice. I invited the incredible actor Sasha Filippenko to work with us, and the girl is played by three girls at once – Masha Smolnikova, Kristina Pivneva, and Alina Khodzhevanova.
Hemingway has excellent dialogue. There’s always an iceberg lurking underneath it. The prose, which he sharpened to perfection, is unbelievably theatrical! Health, heartache, Venice, and a beautiful girl – who is at once a daughter, and a lover, and a goddess. And their mutual love, nearly ideal, brings them 99 percent together. But that one percent is enough for the ideal to be ruined.
Match 17th, 18th и 19th at 'School of Dramatic Art'.
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