Where: La MaMa Experimental Theatre
66 E. 4th St.
212-254-6468 Price: $45
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A joyful and poignant expedition to the crossroads of cultures, languages, and theatrical traditions, BIG TRIP joins together two pieces—Alexander Pushkin’s EUGENE ONEGIN in our own words and the World Premiere of THREE LOVE STORIES NEAR THE RAILROAD—for the full New York debut of Krymov’s singular creative vision.
La MaMa is proud to present KRYMOV LAB NYC’s inaugural mainstage repertory, BIG TRIP, directed by Dmitry Krymov at La MaMa’s legendary Ellen Stewart Theater (66 East 4th St., NYC). A joyful and poignant expedition to the crossroads of cultures, languages, and theatrical traditions, BIG TRIP joins together adaptations of Pushkin, Hemingway and O’Neill in the full New York debut of Krymov’s unique creative vision. An internationally renowned luminary hailed by Elisabeth Vincentilli of the New York Times as “one of the world’s finest theater-makers,” Krymov and his new American company mark their arrival on the New York stage with this spectacular yet deeply personal exploration of life, love, loss, and theatre itself.
BIG TRIP will play a three-week limited engagement with performances beginning Sunday, September 24 and continuing through Sunday, October 15. Tickets are $45 ($40 students/seniors) and are available at https://www.lamama.org/shows/big-trip-2023.
Part 1 – Pushkin ‘EUGENE ONEGIN’ In Our Own Words is a simultaneously raucous and sobering journey through the past and future of a major cultural touchstone. In it, four oddball emigrées arrive in downtown NYC to tell us the intertwined stories of the great poet Alexander Pushkin and his magnum opus, “Eugene Onegin”. At once a deeply personal meditation on loss and a caravan of absurd delights, Onegin will delight and challenge audiences of all ages with Krymov’s singular theatrical style.
Part 2 –THREE LOVE STORIES NEAR THE RAILROAD marks the very first time that Krymov has adapted the work of American writers: Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants” and “A Canary for One” collide with O’Neill’s “Desire Under the Elms” in an extravagant dance across centuries. American couples grapple with indomitable spirits outside a Spanish countryside train cantina and then in a railway car across the Continent, and then too-tall men are whipped around the stage by a whirlwind woman. Krymov’s first full plunge into the depths of American literature is boisterous, daring, unforgettable—and unmissable.
La MaMa’s Artistic Director Mia Yoo states, “BIG TRIP is Krymov’s first production with his new US company of actors/artists after leaving his homeland of Russia with the onset of war. What does it mean to start again in a new place after turmoil and decades of work? Finding ways to support Krymov’s transition to the US has been an honor for us at La MaMa. We are excited to be part of what this revolutionary artist will create as he builds a new generation of audiences and collaborators.”
BIG TRIP plays the following schedule through Sunday, October 15:
Big Trip 1: Pushkin “Eugene Onegin” In Our Own Words
Sunday, September 24 at 2PM – preview
Friday, September 29 at 7PM – Opening
Saturday, September 30 at 2PM and 7PM
Sunday, October 1 at 2PM
Friday, October 6 at 7PM
Saturday, October 7 at 2PM and 7PM
Sunday, October 8 at 2PM
Tuesday, October 10 at 7PM – GALA PERFORMANCE
Wednesday, October 11 at 7PM
Big Trip 2: Three Love Stories Near the Railroad
Tuesday, September 26 at 7PM – Preview
Wednesday, September 27 at 7PM – Opening
Thursday, September 28 at 7PM
Tuesday, October 3 at 7PM
Wednesday, October 4 at 7PM
Thursday, October 5 at 7PM
Thursday, October 12 at 7PM
Friday, October 13 at 7PM
Saturday, October 14 at 2PM and 7PM
Sunday, October 15 at 2PM
Tickets are $45 or $40/student and senior ($10 for the first 10 sold) and are now available online at https://www.lamama.org/shows/big-trip-2023. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater one-hour prior to performance.
Running Time: 100 minutes
Website: www.KrymovLabNYC.comBuy tickets/get more info now