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November 22–23. St. Petersburg. Milo Rau at the NET Festival

This year the NET festival takes place in two cities at once: Moscow and St. Petersburg. Traditionally, the festival’s program features the most relevant European stage productions.

On November 22–23, the Alexandrinsky Theatre will host a play by Swiss director Milo Rau, Histoire(s) du Théâtre—La Reprise (I) (‘History(s) of Theatre—The Repetition (I)’), which is the first piece from his cycle of theatre history studies.

La Reprise is based on a documented story about a brutal murder of a young man in some town in Belgium. Six actors, professionals and amateurs, investigate this criminal case, while Milo Rau tries to figure out how theatre speaks about the cruelty of this world and how it influences the audience. As a result, we have a documentary performance on the verge of a radical psychological experiment. More

Photo: (c) Michiel Devijver