By Maxim Gorky
A Collaboration with the University of Houston School of Theatre and Dance

Main Street Theater -
Rice Village

2540 Times Blvd.

September 16 – October 15, 2017

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 7:30pm
Sundays - 3:00pm

Please note: no outside food/snacks are allowed at the theater. You may purchase concessions at the show.

Individual tickets on sale August 7th.

Gorky's extraordinary play, which was written in exile and banned in his home country, presents a panoramic view of a restless society. It’s 1905, and Russia is at a critical moment in its history. The bourgeoisie is no longer confident in its own values. The working class is slowly realizing the terrifying sacrifices they will have to make. Gorky approaches this unique, imaginative play, with great humanity and a broad dramatic scope, offering a glimpse into what the world might have been like between aristocratic rule and the revolution in Russia.

Maxim Gorky, whose real name was Aleksei Maximovich Peshkov, was born on March 16, 1868, in the Volga River city of Nizhny Novgorod, which in 1932 was renamed Gorky in his honor. Already established as a major novelist and short story writer, at the turn of the century Gorky began writing plays and formed close connections with the Moscow Art Theater, which, in 1902, produced his most famous play, The Lower Depths. For a significant part of his life, Gorky was exiled from Russia and later, the Soviet Union. In 1932, he returned to Russia on Joseph Stalin's personal invitation and died there in June 1936.

Children under the age of 5 are not allowed in the theater.

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