Sep 20, 2010

#BDS: St. Petersburg honors Gesher Theater

Russia's prestigious Alexandrinsky Theater to feature Israeli playhouse in coming annual festival in honor of its 20th anniversary

Saint Petersburg's International Alexandrinsky Theater Festival will host Gesher Theater this year, in honor of the Israeli theater's 20th anniversary.

Gesher will mount its production of Nobel laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer's “Enemies, a Love Story.”

The prestigious Alexandrinsky Theater Festival traditionally hosts theaters with unique cultural repertoires. Past feature theaters included Rome's Piccolo Teatro and St.Petersburg's own Maly Theatre; as well as celebrated theater figures such as German director Thomas Ostermeier and Polish director Khrystian Lupa.

The festival will feature special events dedicated to the Gesher Theater, including panels with director Yevgeny Arye and lead actor Israel 'Sasha' Damidov; as well as an exhibition of its posters along the years.

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