City Picks, Theater

Russian Transport

When: Thu., Feb. 6, Fri., Feb. 7, Sat., Feb. 8, Thu., Feb. 13, Fri., Feb. 14, Sat., Feb. 15, Thu., Feb. 20, Fri., Feb. 21, Sat., Feb. 22, Thu., Feb. 27, Fri., Feb. 28 and Sat., March 1 2014

Families are great. They’re there to support you, mock you, love you. But sometimes they overstep. And in PURE Theatre’s latest production Russian Transport, that’s exactly what happens. The play centers on a Russian-Jewish family that lives in Brooklyn and is as traditional as can be. You know the story: two immigrant parents trying to make the perfect American life for their kids — that is, until Uncle Boris shows up. Boris wants his own piece of the American dream and tests his family while trying to make it happen. The comedic opening of the play quickly unravels into a thriller that examines family bonds — and when those bonds need to be broken. Written by Erika Sheffer and directed by Randy Neal, the play stars David Mandel as Boris, R.W. Smith as Misha (the father), Bronson Taylor as Alex (the son), Erin Wilson as Diana (the mother), and Gibson Carter as Mira (the daughter). There’ll be a pay-what-you-can night on Thurs. Feb. 6 before regular pricing begins on Fri. Feb. 7.

Melissa Tunstall

Price: $18-$27

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