Nervous Theatre returns to Ellen with streamable production
Get up close and personal with the world premiere of Mommy’s Dead and They Buried Her in Moscow. The production will be available to stream April 16th–18th. Show time is 7pm on Friday and Saturday, followed by a 3pm matinee on Sunday.
This theatre/film hybrid is a contemporary riff on Anton Chekhov’s classic Russian play Three Sisters, devised by Nervous Theatre’s company of actors and directed by Connor Berkompas. The Ellen performance will be captured by a single roving camera, following the action, even as it spills off the stage and into corners of the historic theatre.
Mommy’s Dead centers on siblings Irina, Olya and Masha, stuck in a remote military town, bored, homesick and wildly over-educated. Their parents are dead, and things look bleak, but one thought keeps them going – “Moscow. Moscow. Moscow!” Please note: this production contains some adult language and mature themes.
Hailed as “Ambitious and Fabulous” by the San Diego Reader, Nervous Theatre was last seen in Bozeman during their 2020 touring production of The Maids.
Virtual tickets for Mommy’s Dead are $10, with a $25 option allotting all additional profits to the actors. For more info or to purchase this event, go to www.TheEllenTheatre.org or call the box office at (406) 585-5885. To learn more about the presenting company, visit www.NervousTheatre.com. •