the realm of darkness

The Annex/Ellen Stewart Theatre

March 4 - 7, 2010
Thursday - Saturday at 7:30pm
Sunday at 2:30pm

$5 general admission
Tickets available from The New School Box Office:


Based on "The Power of Darkness" by Leo Tolstoy
Translated by Marvin Kantor with Tanya Tulchinsky
Designed and Directed by Zishan Ugurlu
Featuring Eugene Lang College Students

In 2010, the world commemorates Tolstoy on the centennial of his death. The Theater Program of Eugene Lang College invites you to experience the genius of Tolstoy’s drama. Join us at the new production of The Realm of Darkness (1886) to be gripped and appalled by the realm driven by greed, filled with murder, betrayal, and the absence of true love. Yet where does evil reside? Does good actually exist? Then how does one regard good and evil? We take action from the 19th century Russia and place it in present day small-town America; with small-town minds, small-town morals, there is an enormous commitment to the life of sin. And in the end, there is still an enormous commitment to realize the inevitability of human reform and renewal.

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