Porchlight is proud to partner with Hershey Felder Presents – Live from Florence on its next live streaming world premiere. Felder stars as Sergei Rachmaninoff with special guests soprano and actress Ekaterina Siurina and actor and master violinist Igor Polesitsky join Felder in the world premiere of ANNA & SERGEI, premiering Sunday, May 16 at 7pm CT.
Taking place as a memory play in the house in which the Russian Rachmaninoff died in Beverly Hills, this is the story of a very strange meeting between Rachmaninoff and Anna Anderson, the woman who claimed to be the sole surviving member of the Romanov Dynasty, the Grand Duchess Anastasia Nicholaievna Romanov. Anna & Sergei features many of Rachmaninoff’s most beloved melodies and music.
Tickets are now on sale and include the live broadcast on Sunday, May 16 at 7pm CT (purchase includes an entire week of extended “on-demand” viewing). The broadcast will also be available for latecomers to purchase through May 23. Viewing access for all ends Sunday, May 23 at 11:59pm CT.
Book by Hershey Felder
Direction by Hershey Felder and Stefano DeCarl
Film Production & Live Editing by DeCarli Live film company
Live Broadcast & Sound Design Production by Erik Carstensen
Historical and Biographical Research by Meghan Maiya
Costumes and Hair by Camilla Saccardi
Company Management by Samantha F. Voxakis