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January 2019 – Bulgakov: Writing in the Time of Terror

2019Bulgakov: Writing in the Time of Terror Ellendea Proffer Teasley, PhD This lecture was presented preceding the original theatrical production based on Mikhail A. Bulgakov’s novel “The Master and Margarita”. World-famous Bulgakov scholar, Ellendea Proffer Teasley, opened our production by examining the world of Bulgakov and the influences on his life and writing style. Ellendea [...]
Mosocw nights teaches pushkin to students

Alexander Pushkin Public School Outreach

2004 - 2005 Alexander Pushkin Public School Outreach How can a Russian culture make an impression on our youth unless we introduce that culture into the local school curriculum?  Knowing that making material relevant to the students is the key to their enjoying the literature, Moscow Nights sought to introduce local students to the works [...]

January 2019 – Moscow Nights Presents: 24 Hours in the Life of Pontius Pilate

2019Moscow Nights Presents: 24 Hours In The Life Of Pontius Pilate An original theatrical production based on Mikhail A. Bulgakov’s novel “The Master and Margarita”. Director Natasha Ramer adapted chapters involving Pontius Pilate remaining faithful to Bulgakov’s work. This new script addresses Pilate’s life and relationship over a 24 hour period that begins with the [...]
Anna Akhmatova a presentation by Moscow Nights written by Mira Erceg artwork by Ryan Reinike MagneticArrow.com

2019 – Moscow Nights Presents: A Salute To Anna Akhmatova (1889 – 1966)

2019 Moscow Nights Presents: A Salute to Anna Akhmatova (1889 - 1966) In 2019, Moscow Nights plans to present a series of events celebrating the life, works and global legacy of Russia’s eminent woman Poet, Anna Akhmatova.   This planned year-long program includes an educational lecture-concert presentation, a staged reading and a full-fledged theatrical play [...]

Russian Winter Festival 1999

1999 The First Russian Winter Festival In January of 1999, to the surprise of passerby tourists and the delight of locals, Moscow Nights brought a bit of borscht to the French Quarter with its first Russian Winter Festival. The afternoon-long celebration of all things Russian took place at O’Flaherty’s Irish Channel Centre and Pub thanks [...]

Russian Winter Festival 2002

2002 The Third Russian Winter Festival In December of 2002, the Russian Winter Festival took a different turn. Rather than hosting only one afternoon of entertainment, Moscow Nights presented a three-day event that was: "A Salute to Alexander Pushkin” ... a celebration of the life and work of the Father of Russian Literature. Held at [...]

The Lost Russian Winter Festival 2005

2005 The Lost Russian Winter Festival There were great plans in place for the Fifth Russian Winter Festival:   “Treasures of the Russian Gypsy”   ... which would have included a performance of: Алекса́ндр Серге́евич Пу́шкин «Цыга́ны» (Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin "The Gypsies")   ~ New Orleans ~ the 29th of August of 2005 ~   [...]

24 Hours in the Life of Pontius Pilate

2018 24 Hours in the Life of Pontius Pilate Moscow Nights newest theatrical production is based on Mikhail A. Bulgakov’s novel “The Master and Margarita”. The “Master” in the novel is a writer, and he is working on a manuscript about Pontius Pilate. Inspired by the account of Pilate in the novel, Natasha Ramer created [...]

Longing for Peace and Home

2016 Longing for Peace and Home Longing for Peace and Home, a presentation of Russian and Jewish songs from World War II.  Featuring world-renowned singers and musicians, including Aelita, Natasha O. Ramer, Theresa Tova, Vadim Kolpakov, John Joyce, and Boris Fogel.   Performed at Congregation Gates of Prayer in Metairie and Marigny Opera House, New [...]

Façade

2015 FaçadeA TENDER AND EMPOWERING PERSONAL JOURNEY Façade: Musing on Living Life and Coping with Death, a theatrical adaptation of William E. Wade, Jr.’s moving novel about the loss of his young son to cystic fibrosis.  This original production was a departure from our usual Russian programming.  Directed by Natasha Ramer. Starring local actors Amy [...]

I Take Your Hand In Mine… 2014

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Cinderella

2013 CinderellaTHE U.S. PREMIERE OF A TIMELESS CLASSIC The First Russian Festival for Children: Evgeny Schvarts’ Cinderella. Based on the 1938 Russian fairy tale Zolushka (Ashes), translated by Dr. James E. Falen.  This was the American premiere, starring Tatiana Macchione and Ross Britz, featuring the Jefferson Ballet Theatre. Original score by Georgian-American composer Zaza Marjanishvili. [...]

I Take Your Hand In Mine… 2011

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Russian Winter Festival 2010

2010 The Russian Winter FestivalA CELEBRATION OF OUR FIRST DECADE OF ARTS & CULTURAL EDUCATION The Russian Winter Festival: Ten Years of Moscow Nights.  Celebrating our tenth anniversary, this concert included almost every artist and performance who had participated in our first decade. It included musical performances, dance, video clips, scenes from plays, and cabaret [...]

An Afternoon with Anton Chekhov

2009 An Afternoon with Anton Chekhov: The Bear, A Marriage Proposal, and Swan SongPRESENTING STAGED ADAPTATIONS OF CHEKHOV'S 'THE BEAR', 'A MARRIAGE PROPOSAL', AND 'SWAN SONG'. An Afternoon With Anton Chekhov: The Bear, A Marriage Proposal, and Swan Song.  Starring Scott Jefferson, Martin Covert, and Rebecca Frank.  An additional performance included I Take Your Hand [...]

Russian Winter Festival 2008

2008 The Russian Winter Festival: ``Adventures Around Moscow``A CELEBRATION OF OUR FIRST DECADE OF ARTS & CULTURAL EDUCATION The Russian Winter Festival: Adventures Around Moscow. Natasha O. Ramer wrote and directed a virtual tour of her city, replete with music, theatre, poetry, and dance.   Performed at the Solomon Theatre at St. Martin’s Episcopal School [...]

Twenty Years in America

2003 Twenty Years in America Twenty Years in America, Natasha O. Ramer’s original one-woman cabaret recounting her journey to becoming "American". Christopher Wecklein directed. Musical Director Harry Mayronne and his trio. Special guest performances by The Men of Komenka Dancers, musicians Tony Green, Faina Lushtak, and Zaza Marjanishvili.   Original production performed at Le Chat [...]

Russian Winter Festival 2002 Pushkin

2002 The Russian Winter Festival - A Salute to Alexander PushkinBRINGING PUSHKIN'S MYSTICAL TRAGIC ROMANTIC FABLE TO LIFE Russian Winter Festival, A Salute To Alexander Pushkin.  The company’s most ambitious production to date, including the premiere of Pushkin’s play The Water Nymph, translated by James E. Falen, directed by Natasha Ramer.  Original score by Zaza [...]

Russian Winter Festival 2001

2001 The Russian Winter Festival The Second Russian Winter Festival. Given the huge success of the first Russian Winter Festival, we staged another program.  Richer and expansive, it included storytelling, language games, dance, music, and poetry.  Musical guests included the Winter Balalaika Ensemble, Atlanta’s Czar Balalaika Trio, and the Django Reinhardt-inspired Tony Green and Gypsy [...]
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