A theatrical adaptation of Eugene Onegin, a famous novel by Russian author Alexander Pushkin, has drawn the attention of art-lovers in Istanbul.

The play will be preformed on Thursday and Friday at the 23rd Istanbul Theatre Festival being held in collaboration with the Golden Mask Russian Performing Arts Festival.

The Russian classic is a tragedy with a carefree, rich gentleman as its protagonist. He rejects his lady love, only to realize the mistake he has made when its too late.

Festival Director Leman Yilmaz said 150 people had arrived from Russia for the performance.

“Many renowned actors came just

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