Past Event

Jan 26—27, 2013

Family Happiness

Fomenko Theatre / From Moscow

“Fomenko…has achieved a state of grace.”

— Moscow Times

Two performances only!

After sensational multiple appearances at the Lincoln Center Festival in New York, the acclaimed international theatre group “Theatre-Atelier Piotr Fomenko” is debuting in Boston with Family Happiness, a story about the evolution of love, based on the eponymous novel by Leo Tolstoy and adapted for the stage by Piotr Fomenko. Told from the viewpoint of the main heroine, Masha, the play abandons the novel’s straightforward storytelling to recall the quiet affair between Masha and her father’s friend, Sergey, the first months of happiness, her thirst for social status and the disappointment with society, the return and attempt to build a new, calm kind of family happiness. Passionless, dry and, at times, cynical, Masha rips away the cover of time to reveal the sweet happiness of young love that can never be recaptured.



Cutler Majestic Theatre
219 Tremont St., Boston


Jan 26, 2013 - Jan 27, 2013


2 hours and 20 minutes, with one intermission

Ages 12+