My Mocking Happiness
St James Theatre
A Part of National Theatre of Kiev’s Russian Language Season at St. James Theatre. This production will be performed in Russian and will be live-dubbed in English to be enjoyed in either language. “My Mocking Happiness” is drawn from Anton Chekhov’s personal correspondence with his wife, Olga Knipper-Chekhova, and close friend, Lika Mizinova. Alive with intimate and personal detail, the letters reveal the writer’s complex inner life – his musings on theatre, art, 20th century psychology, society and power. He also discusses his timeless dramas “Uncle Vanya”, “Three Sisters” and “The Cherry Orchard”. Structurally similar to Jerome Kilty’s 1960 play “Dear Liar”, “My Mocking Happiness” has been staged at Kiev’s Lesya Ukrainka Theatre for more than fifty years.