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Chinese adaptation of a Russian play premieres in Beijing

Updated: 2022-08-04 10:56 ( chinadaily.com.cn )
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Chamber of Business Class holds its premiere in Beijing on Aug 2. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Chamber of Business Class, a comedy by Russian playwright Alexander Korovkin, has been adapted into a Chinese play with the same name. It premiered at Shunyi Grand Theater in Beijing on Aug 2 and will launch a nationwide tour starting from Aug 24, visiting over 20 cities, including Chongqing, Zhuhai and Fuzhou.

The two-act slick comedy was written in 2011 and premiered in 2017. It follows the story of a government official, Raznitsky, and an award-winning actor, Izumrudov, who are in the same hospital room. They have visitors every day. But Raznitsky has a secret. He is in an extramarital affair and tries to cover it up. Izumrudov unexpectedly gets involved in Raznitsky's lies and uses his acting skills to help Raznitsky get through his troubles.

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