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Weekend of Theatre

Written on: Sunday March 16th, 2008

A journal entry from: B Poccuu

Hello, everyone.

On Thursday I had class, woo. After school I went to get tea with Jessica for her birthday. I didn't do much else. On Friday I had school, and afterwards I took Jill (Jessica's friend from America) to the Alexander Nevsky Monastery. We're all really impressed with her for coming to Russia, since she can't read or speak.

I ate at Il Patio with Liza M before we went to my first play of the weekend, "The Cherry Orchard" by Chekov. I really liked it--they didn't try to modernize it or anything, and I actually understood a lot of it. It was pretty funny, if depressing. The only thing I didn't like was the fact that it ran for 2 hours and 20 min without a break.

Yesterday I stayed home all day. I was supposed to go to the Marble Palace with my tutor, but I didn't feel well. I went to the ballet since we already had tickets. It was Swan Lake, at the Conservatory. I liked it, but it honestly just wasn't as great as the Mariinksy. The family in front of us also talked the whole time, until I told them to shut up. We left before the 3rd part, because most of us had already seen it, and we wanted to get to Teremok before it closed and then head to the dorm to hang out with people.

Today I was awakened by my host mom's friend, who thought my room was still Pavel's room and came in to ask him something and -- surprise! -- found me instead. He's nice, though, and he felt really bad for waking me up. They also made me tap dance for them in the kitchen.


Right now I'm at Citi Bar, and I'm going to meet Andrei in about an hour so we can go to "Zapovednik" at the same theatre that we saw "The Cherry Orchard." I'm pretty excited.

Oh, on Wednesday we're going to the Baltika Factory! It should be interesting, to say the least. Ha. 


From sister who loves to comment on Mar 16th, 2008

im really happy that you saw a chekov play and the cherry orchard is a good one. i love chekov. heck i love all theatre but anyway haha love you xoxo