The Elder Son / Старший Сын in Boston
Maestro Artist Management presents the US Premiere of the award-winning play “The Elder Son” by the famed Russian playwright, Alexander Vampilov, known for his sharp comedy and profound lyricism. The performance features a star-studded cast that includes renowned Russian theatre and film actors. Starring: Victor Sukhorukov, Agrippina Steklova, Evgeni Stychkin, Evgeniya Kregzhde and Yevgeny Pronin.
The bittersweet plot is almost borrowed from an opera-buffa, but seen through a profoundly Russian prism. A case of forged identity causes a series of misunderstandings and strangely enough, leads to love, as a fateful incident forever changes the lives of the characters. The story artfully weaves love and loneliness, mutual understanding and vulnerability, a need for every person to be heard and the significance of things left unsaid.
Performed in Russian -- the play runs 2 hours and 40 minutes including an Intermission.