The Schooling of Bento Bonchev

The Schooling of Bento Bonchev
By Maksym Kurochkin

April 28 - May 6, 2017
Principal People: 

Translator John Freedman

Director Yury Urnov

Special Announcement: 

College Park Metro Station will be closed on Saturday, April 15 through Saturday, April 29. More Information. 

Event Attributes

Estimated Length: 
This performance will last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes with no intermission.
Program Notes: 

Love and lust are the ultimate Hallmark emotions, right? According to Bento Bonchev, they’re saccharine marketing gimmicks designed to sell flowers and candy to those gullible enough to believe. But Bento’s world is turned upside down when an astounding discovery forces him to rethink his dogma. Set in the not-so-distant future where love is thought to be a myth, this Russian absurdist satire offers a truly novel take on an age-old question of the heart. 

“Bizarre, intriguing and endlessly original.” —