Brodsky / Baryshnikov 

Cherry Orchard Festival

Performed by Mikhail Baryshnikov
Directed by Alvis Hermanis 

Based on the poems of Joseph Brodsky 

Brodsky / Baryshnikov is a one-man show based on the poems of Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky, performed by Mikhail Baryshnikov. Conceived and directed by Alvis Hermanis, noted Latvian director of The New Riga Theatre, Brodsky / Baryshnikov is an emotional journey deep into the poet’s visceral and complex compositions. Performed in Russian, Brodsky’s mother tongue, Baryshnikov recites a selection of his long-time friend’s poignant and eloquent works. His subtle physicality transports the audience into Hermanis’ reverent imagining of Brodsky’s interior world.

Performed in Russian with English surtitles
English translation by Jamey Gambrell

Scenographer – Kristine Jurjane
Light Designer – Gleb Filshtinsky
Sound – Olegs Novikovs
Light – Lauris Johansons
Video – Ineta Sipunova
Stage Manager – Linda Zaharova


A co-production of The New Riga Theatre and Baryshnikov Productions.