Shostakovich, Or 3 Days In Red

image by Lacey Creighton

image by Lacey Creighton

Shostakovich, Or 3 Days In Red

directed and choreographed by Adam Paolozza

musical direction and sound design by Samuel Sholdice

lighting design by Lorenzo Savoini

featuring Rob Feetham, Daniele Bartolini, Viktor Lukawski and Miranda Calderon

assistant to the director Lacey Creighton

Based on a true anecdote from the life of Shostakovich and featuring the evocative music of his 8th String Quartet, Shostakovich, Or 3 Days In Red, is a silent drama for a quartet of actors – 3 men who play the Husband and 1 woman who plays the Wife. 

Through movement, gesture and stillness, Shostakovich, Or 3 Days In Red, stages the fear, anxiety and oppression of Stalinist Russia in a tiny, claustrophobic apartment. The clock ticks, counting down the moments till the Husband’s imminent departure.  His tiny suitcase packed by his faithful wife sits ready by the door. 

ADAM PAOLOZZA in CONVERSATION WITH JON KAPLAN of NOW MAGAZINE apropos SHOSTAKOVICH, OR 3 DAYS IN RED

ADAM PAOLOZZA ON THE BUDDIES IN BAD TIMES BLOG apropos SHOSTAKOVICH, OR 3 DAYS IN RED

rehearsal photo by adam paolozza

rehearsal photo by adam paolozza

rehearsal photo by adam paolozza

rehearsal photo by adam paolozza

photo by adam paolozza

photo by adam paolozza

photo by adam paolozza

photo by adam paolozza

photo by adam paolozza

photo by adam paolozza

photo by adam paolozza

photo by adam paolozza

rehearsal photo by adam paolozza

rehearsal photo by adam paolozza

Shostakovich, Or 3 Days In Red was originally produced at the Rhubarb Festival in February/March 2013 at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre. Special thanks to Laura Nanni, Suitcase In Point Theatre, Theatre Smith-Gilmour, Theatre Passe Muraille and Tatiana Jennings for their support.

Shostakovich, Or 3 Days In Red was made possible with the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council.

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