Russian Play Alex Van Oss takes us to Washington DC, where a theatre group from Moscow is finishing up a production based on the classic Russian novel "Dead Souls" by Nikolai Gogol. The play is called ""A Hotel Room in the Town of N.N." -- but instead of condensing the whole book for the stage, this THEATER version takes just a few episodes from the novel, and magnifies them . The play has won awards and rave reviews in Russia and Europe.
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Russian Play

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Russian Play

Russian Play

Russian Play

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Alex Van Oss takes us to Washington DC, where a theatre group from Moscow is finishing up a production based on the classic Russian novel "Dead Souls" by Nikolai Gogol. The play is called ""A Hotel Room in the Town of N.N." — but instead of condensing the whole book for the stage, this THEATER version takes just a few episodes from the novel, and magnifies them . The play has won awards and rave reviews in Russia and Europe.