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Russian Theatre

One of the truly unique features of the REEES undergraduate program is that students have the opportunity to earn academic credit for participation in a Russian theatrical production. Every year REEES senior instructor Dr. Julia Nemirovskaya stages a bilingual, Russian-English play that she adapts from Russian literary works or writes herself based on Russian themes. In the winter term, students can sign up for her course, “Russian through Theatre” (RUSS 309/609). Dr. Nemirovskaya guides students through learning their lines, making costumes, lighting the stage, and creating sound effects. The course culminates in two gala performances attended by hundreds of audience members from across the university and the greater Eugene-Springfield community. Performances have included Adams and Eves, (2002), The Minor, (2003), Az, buki, vedi or Russian for the Princess, (2004), Our Charming Dr. Seuss and Our Harming Mr. Kharms (2004), Scarlet Flower (2005), Anya in Wonderland (2007), Pnin (2008), Suicide: A Russian Comedy (2010), Ruslan and Lyudmila (2011), The Puppet Show, (2013), Dragon (2014), Queen of Spades (2015), Eugene Onegin (2016), and Lady Peasant (2017). To learn more about the Russian theatre program, visit the Russian theatre website.