• Stage Russia HD: “The Suicide”
by Nikolai Erdman
Saturday, Nov. 11, 2 p.m.
Josephine Louis Theater
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 notoriety 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.
Presented in Russian with English subtitles, the running time is three hours (with one 15-minute intermission).