The Perfect Holiday Gift for Imperfect Times

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Sammynolie And Other Stories Announces Its Holiday Bundle Featuring Audio Stories By Award-Winning Russian Author, Alexander Tsypkin And Translated By Paul Lazarus – Each Read By Ten Acclaimed Actors

“In this crazy time, we thought that offering a holiday bundle of his work read by so many terrific actors would be an easy and thoughtful gift to share with friends and family,” stated Paul Lazarus

The holidays are upon us and many are deciding how they are going to still bring on the cheer while social distancing. Tsypkin Stories has created the perfect holiday gift for these imperfect holiday times – an audio bundle of ten amazing tales read by some of Hollywood and Broadway’s most elite actors. For only $10, you can share with family and friends masterfully written stories by award-winning Russian author Alexander Tsypkin, translated and produced by award-winning producer/director Paul Lazarus. The line-up of actors is sure to delight all as the full series features Jason Alexander, Danny Burstein, Tim Daly, Rachel Dratch, Dulé Hill, Stacy Keach, Nancy Opel, Michael Urie, Vanessa Williams, and Noah Wyle. Sammynolie And Other Stories by Alexander Tsypkin – Translated by Paul Lazarus can be purchase separately or as a gift bundle at http://www.tsypkinstories.com.

“The response to Alexander’s writing has been incredible,” stated Lazarus. “In this crazy time, we thought that offering a holiday bundle of his work read by so many terrific actors would be an easy and thoughtful gift to share with friends and family.”

“I’m so pleased that my work is being heard in the U.S. and that now, it will be available in a gift bundle to share with all,” commented Tsypkin.

Quotes (Or Letters From Israel) is delivered by internationally famous TV and theatre actor Jason Alexander (“Seinfeld”). Broadway veteran Danny Burstein reads Rambo and the Rottweiler. Sammynolie is brought to life by Emmy nominee Tim Daly (“Madame Secretary”). Rachel Dratch (“Saturday Night Live”) performs One In A Million. Versatile Dulé Hill (“The West Wing”) voices The Window. Mado is interpreted by Golden Globe winner Stacy Keach (Nebraska). Tony nominee Nancy Opel (Honeymoon in Vegas) delivers Heaven Hates the Truth. Chesire Cat is read by Michael Urie (“Ugly Betty”). Emmy nominee Vanessa Williams conveys Shoveling Snow. The series is rounded out with an interpretation of Santa Claus #2 by Emmy nominee Noah Wyle (“ER”). Lazarus worked from a rough literal translation from Tsypkin and the two collaborated closely for the final English versions.

Writer Alexander Tsypkin’s first three collections of short stories sold well over 350,000 copies in hardcover. Together with George Orwell (Animal Farm) and Gregory David Roberts (Shantaram), Tsypkin was named one of the ten best-selling authors of 2018 in Russia. His stories have been translated into several languages. He has penned many well-received short films and contributed to Anna Melikyan’s film About Love – Adults Only which starred John Malkovich. He is currently developing a television series for two of Russia’s leading production entities and is also the founder of the literary-theatrical project, “UnprinTSYpled Readings” where Russia’s best actors perform contemporary Russian prose on stage together with writers. Sammynolie And Other Stories by Alexander Tsypkin is his U.S. debut project.

Translator Paul Lazarus is an award-winning director, producer and writer of film, theater and television projects. He recently produced and directed a feature documentary entitled SlingShot about Segway inventor Dean Kamen and his work to solve the world’s safe water crisis. He has directed many notable TV series including “Friends,” “Pretty Little Liars,” “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Melrose Place,” “The Middle,” “Ugly Betty,” "LA Law," “Psych,” and “Beverly Hills 90210.” In the early 90s, he served as the Artistic Director of the historic Pasadena Playhouse in California.

Sammynolie And Other Stories was written by Alexander Tsypkin and translated by Paul Lazarus, both producing. Music by Boris Grebenshchikov (from his album “Sign of Fire”) and graphics by noted Russian artist, Anna Xenz. Recordings feature (in alphabetical order): Jason Alexander, Danny Burstein, Tim Daly, Rachel Dratch, Dulé Hill, Stacy Keach, Nancy Opel, Michael Urie, Vanessa Williams and Noah Wyle.

The series is available for purchase at either individually or as a gift bundle at https://www.tsypkinstories.com/.

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