Theatre for the international students at RSUH is an
important part of the educational process. It helps develop student
communicative skills, perfect their phonetics and broaden their
vocabulary - all while exposing them to a treasured Russian tradition.
Annually, our students give a
performance at the orphan house which is supervised by the RSUH students.
Buratino (Evan Sparling) and his friends Caitlin Rice with her young audience after the performance.
"At the Russian State Humanities University I became acquainted with the Russian educational system, attending lectures and trying to make sense of the academic lingo and, afterwards, students’ slang. This was where we skipped class to share a traditional Easter cake in the cafeteria with a group of Russian friends until the stern monitor chased us out to make room for table-less students. It was also where I donned a pair of ancient suspenders, a faded, Hawaiian-patterned bathing suit, and knee-high socks to play Buratino, Russia’s Pinocchio, in a play directed by our professors," Evan Sparling '08.
Meeting the actors During the rehearsal of "Snow Maiden"