Set against the sweeping backdrop of twentieth -century Russia and featuring music by Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich, "Akhmatova: The Heart is Not Made of Stone" presented by the Ensemble for the Romantic Century - tells the meting of of two cultural giants: the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova and the British philosopher Isaiah Berlin. Tinged with romance and risk, their relationship had repercussions and plunged the two ever deeper into one of the darkest periods in human history. Featuring Ellen McLaughlin as Anna, and Jeremy Holm as Isaiah. Written by Eve Wolf. Directed by Don Sanders. The show includes live music of two pianos, one violin, once cello.
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