Cinematique Presents: "The Death of Stalin"

Apr 13, 2018

The Death of Stalin will be shown in Thalian Hall's Main Stage Theatre from Monday, May 21st, to Wednesday, May 23rd. The film will play Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm.

Don’t miss this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire! Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale). But as they bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government? Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce, this audacious comedy is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast.

From the Critics:

“There is one thing that power can’t stand, and that is to be mocked: The social importance of this topical romp should not be underestimated.”

Kate Taylor, The Globe and Mail

“It's often raucously hilarious, neatly crafted, sometimes visually striking, packed with excellent performances and abrasively profane dialogue. Most significant of all, it's true.”

Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

For ticket information, call the Thalian Box Office, Monday - Saturday, 2PM-6PM, 910-632-2285 or visit at 310 Chestnut Street. Advance ticket purchase available – no extra charge to purchase in advance by phone or in person at the Thalian Box Office. Tickets are also available at the Thalian Hall Website. Admission is $7 (+ tax and $1 ticketing fee).