NEWS AND UPDATES
THE BEAR & OTHER JOKES OF ANTON CHEKHOV
July 22nd to August 8th 2014
Di will be performing in The Russian Arts Theater & Studio's upcoming production of The Bear & Other Jokes of Anton Chekhov, directed by acclaimed Russian director Aleksey Burago. An encounter between a self-dramatizing widow, a timid butler and a barbaric debt collector quickly turns into a comic battle of wit, money, pistols and love. Featuring live original music, this show also includes three of Anton Chekhov's lesser known short stories. For ticketing and more information, please visit The Russian Arts Theater & Studio website.
Written & Directed by Jack Dennis
“If time travel is possible, where are the tourists from the future?”
Di is currently cast in the role of Soren in Leo, a dark and exciting sci-fi web series about the perils of time travel. Filmed in New York, this original series will air in Fall of 2014. Footage and more information coming soon. Please stay tuned!
Uncle Vanya a Sold-Out Hit!
Actress and musician Di Zhu has just completed a four-week run of Uncle Vanya at The Stanton Street Shul, playing the role of Yelena Andrevna. The show was a sensation with audiences, and enjoyed a sold-out run.
" The admirable Ms. Di Zhu clearly shows the balancing act that Yelena must perform every day...even when she appears carefree, Ms. Zhu never lets us forget the emotional minefield that Yelena has to protect herself from."
-- Moshe Bloxenheim, Reviewer
"...the best, the most organic Chekhov I've ever seen onstage in both Russian and US."
-- Professor Raissa Krivitsky, Cornell University