Performance Of Cyrano De Bergerac Canceled After Complaint About Discrediting Of Russian Military

The Alexandrinsky Theater in St. Petersburg has canceled its April and May performances of Cyrano de Bergerac, according to an announcement on April 21 at the theater's website. The cancellation follows a news report that a complaint had been lodged by an audience member over alleged discrediting of the Russian Army, but specifics about the complaint were not provided. According to actors who perform in the theater, authorities followed up on the complaint but found no signs of an offense. The press service of the theater said the reason for the cancellation was "problems with props." To read the original story on RFE/RL’s Russian Service, click here.