From Russia With Love – Day Six

Day Six: Train to Moscow. Now departing: Track 3 The next morning I rise early and pack the last of my things after a quick shower. I go downstairs and wait for my Ubër. A black Mercedes arrives and takes me to the Tikhvin Cemetery, where Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky is buried. He is best…

From Russia With Love – Day Five

Day 5: St. Petersburg Day off- I woke this morning to moments of last night’s performance experience tugging me awake. My gut pulling from the rise and fall of adrenaline. My heart soaring from the roller coaster of so many emotions. But mostly the vision of Tina Kronis, our director, with tears streaming down her…

From Russia With Love – Day Four

Day 4: Show Day St. Petersburg, Theater Buff A nerve wracking day.   To say that all of us were a little tense would be an enormous understatement. There is quibbling. Our show is so tightly choreographed that the slightest shift can throw off the whole train. We had a chair issue. This chair thing,…

From Russia With Love – Day Three

DAY THREE Theater & the Theatre When I finally wake, it is 9:30. Ear plugs are amazing things.   I slept through Kendra getting up and pumping 3 times and showering and heading off to breakfast without waking me up. I throw on jeans and a scarf around my hair and go down to breakfast….

From Russia With Love – Day Two

DAY TWO St. Petersburg arrival.  It is now Tuesday night. Because you lose a day with the time difference.  It’s okay, you get the day it back when you come home. As we drive toward St. Petersburg it is unclear how long it will take us to get to the hotel. We pass large industrial…

From Russia With Love – Day One

DAY ONE Flight to St. Petersburg – It’s finally here! Bucket-list-dream-come-true day! We, the cast and crew of Track 3, Theatre Movement Bazaar’s modernization of Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters”, are flying to Russia as the first American company invited to participate in the International Chekhov Festival in Moscow. The Three Sisters finally get to go…