So it wasn’t home-town boosterism that led me to take the round trip on a Bolt Bus to see Studio Six’s version (and the American premier) of Evgeny Grishkovets’ Winter at the Gene Frankel Theatre on Bond Street. Their adaptation of Dostoevskii’s Possessed – brilliantly directed by Russian expat Alexei Marine – had lots going for it, especially the vision supplied by Marine himself. Winter, to my mind, was all about the acting: the tight ensemble of American actors who spent four years together training at Moscow Art Theatre School.
The Studio Six production of Winter runs thru Oct 2, 2011 at The Gene Frankel Theater, 24 Bond St, NYC.
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John Barry is a Baltimore based theatre critic and writer.