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OTMA by Kate Moira Ryan, February 2011
« on: February 13, 2011, 08:55:32 PM »
Hey everyone! I just wanted to write an announcement that the students at my school, the University of Denver, are putting up the play "OTMA" by Kate Moira Ryan February 25-27.  I'm actually in it (I play Tatiana) and if you're in the area you should definitely check it out.  There's a thread with a lot of information about the New York 2005 production but this one is more current so...

OTMA is the story of the four daughters of the last Tsar of Russia.  Under house arrest, they rehearse Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard and deal with the emotional turmoil of being imprisoned by their own people. The play runs February 25th-26th at 11pm and February 26th-27th at 3pm.  Admission is free. It is located in the White Box Theatre in JMAC. Ask me or the reservation line for directions. Limited Seating: Please call (303) 871-3163 for reservations.

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Re: OTMA by Kate Moira Ryan, February 2011
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2011, 08:57:53 PM »
Any Dress Rehearsal videos?

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Re: OTMA by Kate Moira Ryan, February 2011
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2011, 09:31:53 PM »
Nope! We'll be able to post pictures and the like but we won't be able to post videos for the public because of copyright.

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Re: OTMA by Kate Moira Ryan, February 2011
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2011, 09:34:17 PM »

Margarita Markovna,  That sounds terrific! Best of luck with it. Olga wrote about how much she liked Chekhov. Please do post photos!

The interesting thing is the family did perform Chekhov.Olga and Nicholas played in The Bear on March 3rd 1918....and Marie played Olga's servant, Luka. Olga played  a young widow Here is some lines Marie and Olga spoke that Sunday evening...amazing
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 LUKA/Maire  It isn't right, ma'am. You're wearing yourself out! The maid and the cook have gone looking for berries; everything that breathes is enjoying life; even the cat knows how to be happy--slips about the courtyard and catches birds--but you hide yourself here in the house as though you were in a cloister. Yes, truly, by actual reckoning you haven't left this house for a whole year.

MRS. POPOV:/Olga  And I shall never leave it--why should I? My life is over. He lies in his grave, and I have buried myself within these four walls. We are both dead.

LUKA: / Marie There you are again! It's too awful to listen to, so it is! Nikolai Michailovitch is dead; it was the will of the Lord, and the Lord has given him eternal peace. You have grieved over it and that ought to be enough. Now it's time to stop. One can't weep and wear mourning forever! My wife died a few years ago. I grieved for her. I wept a whole month--and then it was over. Must one be forever singing lamentations? That would be more than your husband was worth! [He sighs.] You have forgotten all your neighbors. You don't go out and you receive no one. We live--you'll pardon me--like the spiders, and the good light of day we never see. All the livery is eaten by mice--as though there weren't any more nice people in the world! But the whole neighborhood is full of gentlefolk. The regiment is stationed in Riblov--officers--simply beautiful! One can't see enough of them! Every Friday a ball, and military music every day. Oh, my dear, dear ma'am, young and pretty as you are, if you'd only let your spirits live--! Beauty can't last forever. When ten short years are over, you'll be glad enough to go out a bit and meet the officers--and then it'll be too late.

MRS. POPOV:/ Olga [Resolutely.] Please don't speak of these things again. You know very well that since the death of Nikolai Michailovitch my life is absolutely nothing to me. You think I live, but it only seems so. Do you understand? Oh, that his departed soul may see how I love him! I know, it's no secret to you; he was often unjust to me, cruel, and--he wasn't faithful, but I shall be faithful to the grave and prove to him how I can love. There, in the Beyond, he'll find me the same as I was until his death.


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  Olga Nikolaevna

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Re: OTMA by Kate Moira Ryan, February 2011
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2011, 11:19:31 AM »
That is fantastic Margarita! Congrats on all the hard work. You guys will do amazing! I cannot wait to see photos : D