The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk, Kneehigh Theatre’s popular 2018 Spoleto Festival play, is available for on-demand streaming now through Dec. 18. Tickets are available online and allow ticket-holders to rent the performance for three days.
The play, written by Emma Rice, tells the story of Jewish modernist painter Marc Chagall and Bella Rosenfeld, his muse and a regular subject of his paintings. The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk follows their romance during the Russian Revolution in the early 20th century.
Mary Scott Hardaway, in a review for the City Paper, said the Flying Lovers isn’t a traditional biographical piece, despite the historical background. “This is a whole new world, one in which we are privy to the intimate space between two bright young people, tripping over and falling into love and loneliness and failure and fear.”
This new performance of the play features the same special effects, recorded in the United Kingdom earlier this month.