It looks to be a long life of sylvan contentment for 29-year-old Natalya, who is comfortably married with a young son. One day, without warning, she falls under the influence of a force she has never known before: desire. Suddenly, her simple, predictable world is irrevocably changed. Both romantic and psychologically compelling, this rare production of Turgenev's masterful A Month in the Country honors the Festival's tradition of celebrating great works of Russian drama with some of America's greatest actors. This revelatory new translation is the first collaboration between playwright Richard Nelson and Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky, the foremost contemporary translators of classic Russian literature (War and Peace, The Brothers Karamozov, and the best-selling Oprah's Book Club selection, Anna Karenina).