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Pushkin “Eugene Onegin”
in our own words

Krymov Lab NYC

Presented by BRIC

photos: Steven Pisano and Bronwen Sharp

“One of the world’s finest theater makers… it is safe to say there is nothing else like this on New York stages right now.”

The internationally renowned Russian art maker Dmitry Krymov is generally acknowledged as one of the creative titans of his era, particularly for his copious work in the theater as a sceneographer and director. Today, Krymov finds himself a man without a country, unwilling and unable to return from America to Putin’s Russia following the criminal invasion of Ukraine. Since founding his NYC-based studio in 2022, Krymov’s company has already won significant acclaim from The New York Times, The New Yorker and New York Magazine, selling out a much in-demand 2023 run of his adaptation of Eugene Onegin at La MaMa Theater. Now, that work returns for a limited encore as part of Under the Radar’s 2024 season at BRIC Arts Media House. Every Russian grows up learning the story of Eugene Onegin, Alexander Pushkin’s landmark novel in-verse. The work and its poetic images form a key part of the country’s national consciousness. In Krymov Lab NYC’s production, four immigrant Russians desperately try to communicate the value of an untranslatable classic to a New York audience. Why should we be made to care about the trials of a shallow Byronic hero, a too-deep teenage girl, and a less-than-successful birthday party? In the face of wartime atrocity, is there still a place in today’s world for Dostoevsky, for Tchaikovsky, for Pushkin? Can beauty and intellect survive such horrors? And should it?

“(With Krymov), you can see some of the most imaginative, aesthetically liberated, and gloriously thoughtfully messy theater in the world.”


Wednesday, January 10 @ 7:30 pm
Thursday, January 11 @ 7:30 pm
Friday, January 12 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, January 13 @ 2 pm
Saturday, January 13 @ 7:30 pm
Sunday, January 14 @ 3 pm
Tuesday, January 16 @ 7:30 pm
Wednesday, January 17 @ 7:30 pm
Thursday, January 18 @ 7:30 pm
Friday, January 19 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, January 20 @ 2 pm
Saturday, January 20 @ 7:30 pm
Sunday, January 21 @ 3 pm
Run time: 90 minutes, no intermission

NOTE: additional performances run through January 28


647 Fulton
Brooklyn, NY 11217


Dmitry Krymov (Writer/Director) is a world-renowned director, playwright, and designer. Krymov has already made an indelible mark on the theatrical landscape. Now living in political exile for his opposition to the invasion of Ukraine, Krymov brings his singular approach to NYC and the creation of new American works. His unmistakable style—”Theatre of the Artist”—weaves together classic texts, visual design, personal histories, inventive stagecraft, and music into living tapestries of wonder, tears, joy, and laughter.