Director: Jan Ewing
Ivan: Matthew Tiemstra
Vlasek: Gabriele Angieri
Checkin: Patrick Hamilton
Elizabeth II: Kristyn Koczur
Count Alexis Razumovsky: Steven Mark Singer
Press Relations: Channel i (Jay Michaels Arts & Entertainment)
Ivan VI is a new play written in October, 2020 of the pandemic era in New York by Jan Ewing, accomplished author. The play is a brilliantly crafted work that explores the psychological existential dilemma of every human being. An historical drama, it far exceeds the specifics of the narrative. Every viewer may see a part of themselves in Ivan.
Synopsis: It’s 1764 and Tzar Ivan VI is twenty-four years old. He’s been living alone in a prison cell for twenty years, seeing no one but the two guards who have been ordered to kill him if anyone should try to set him free. Many in Russia consider him to be the legitimate Tzar. The grandson of Ivan V, Peter the Great’s older brother, he was crowned, annointed at the age of two-months, removed by his cousin, the future Elizabeth (Petrovna) at fifteen months and thrown into prison. Many attempts to free him have taken place, but none have so far succeeded. Is he merely the uneducated simpleton he appears to be, or is it possible he might return to the throne one day and replace Catherine II (the Great)?
This play contains scenes of violence, including sexual violence. It is NOT recommended for young or vulnerable viewers.
Viewing the Zoom-production is free. You may make a donation to Pup's Books at this link PayPal.me/pupsbooks. Nothing is required. This production is a backers-audition to attract theater- and/or film-producers who may be interested in launching a full production.
The highly anticipated Zoom production of Jan Ewing's Ivan VI premiers June 4, 2021 at 5pm EST. It will be available on demand anytime from then until 11:59pm, June 7, 2021.
During this window it is available at youtu.be/D--zo2PkkCw
Subsequently, interested viewers may email either of us at Pup's Books for permission and a link to view. Our email addresses are available on the home page.