A Month in the Country

A Month in the Country

Original title: Месяц в деревне

Theatre play
by by Ivan S. Turgenev
Director: Stiliyan Petrov
Scene: Venelin Shurelov
Costumes: Elitsa Georgieva
Music: Ivan Shopov
Choreography: Mila Iskrenova
Cast: Veselina Mihalkova, Gergana Arnaudova, Daniela Viktorova, Yuliana Cherneva, Tsvetina Petrova, Stoyan Radev, Valeri Valchev, Nikolai Bojkov, Nikolai Kenarov, Plamen Dimitrov, Konstantin Sokolov
The setting is the Islaev country estate in the 1840s. Natalya Petrovna, a headstrong 29-year-old, is married to Arkadi Islaev, a rich landowner seven years her senior. Bored with life, she welcomes the attentions of Mikhail Rakitin as her devoted but resentful admirer, without ever letting their friendship develop into a love affair.

The arrival of the handsome 21-year-old student Aleksei Belyaev as tutor to her son Kolya ends her boredom. Natalya falls in love with Aleksei, but so does her ward Vera, the Islaevs' 17-year-old foster daughter. To rid herself of her rival, Natalya proposes that Vera should marry a rich old neighbour, but the rivalry remains unresolved.


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