London's Gate Theatre to Revive Tolstoy's The Kreutzer Sonata, Ahead of New York Run at La MaMa

News   London's Gate Theatre to Revive Tolstoy's The Kreutzer Sonata, Ahead of New York Run at La MaMa London's Gate Theatre will revive its 2009 production of The Kreutzer Sonata, adapted by Nancy Harris from Leo Tolstoy's novella, ahead of a run at New York's La MaMa E.T.C.

Hilton McRae
Hilton McRae Photo by Simon Kane

It will begin performances in London Jan. 6, 2012, prior to an official opening Jan. 11, for a run through Feb. 18.

The Kreutzer Sonata will transfer to La MaMa E.T.C. in New York, to be presented as part of La MaMa's 50th Anniversary season from March 8-25, 2012. Directed by outgoing Gate co-artistic director Natalie Abrahami, the production features Hilton McRae reprising his role as jealous husband Posdnyshev in this study of death, desire and Beethoven.

Also returning are original cast members Sophie Scott, as Posdnyshev’s wife, and Tobias Beer, as supposed lover Trukhachevski. In the play, a man boards a train, and in the confined space of the carriage potent memories are triggered. Soon he is confessing to a terrible crime, one for which he holds Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata responsible.

To book tickets for the London run, contact the box office on 020 7229 0706, or visit www.gatetheatre.co.uk.

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