The Festival's mission is to "introduce and promote global cultural activity and exchange of ideas, aiming to enlighten and engage audiences through performing and visual arts, educational programs and events."
The Giacomo Variations, directed by Michael Sturminger, will star Malkovich as master scoundrel and seducer Giacomo Casanova. Four performances will be offered at New York City Center May 30-31 and June 1-2. Following the 3 PM matinee on June 2, there will be a meet-the-artist VIP reception on the Grand Tier.
Following Giacomo Variations will be the U.S. premiere of Israel's Gesher Theatre production of Enemies, A Love Story June 6-9 at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. The play, according to press notes, "is based on a novel by Nobel Prize-winning author (and long-time New Yorker) Isaac Bashevis Singer, who died in 1991. The performances will be dedicated in honor of the 65th anniversary of the State of Israel."
Enemies, A Love Story, which will be performed in Hebrew with English and Russian subtitles, will have its opening night performance June 6 at 8 PM with the VIP reception prior to the show. A 20 percent student discount, with a valid student ID, will be available at the box office.
For more information and tickets, call (800) 349-0021 or visit CherryOrchardFestival.org.