Regions Events

April, 2022

15, пт

For 10 years, the competition of new dramaturgy “Remarque”, created by Oleg Lipovetsky, has become an integral part of the theatrical life of the country. Every year its final is held in different regions, which allows more theaters and audiences to get acquainted with the works of contemporary playwrights. Remarque-2022 is hosted by the Kuzbass Drama Theater from 14 to 17 April.

This season, readers read 873 plays, formed a long list and then a short list. As a result, 12 selected texts-finalists were divided into four categories: “Plays of all genres”, “Comedies”, “Little Remarque” and “Choice of the region”.

Traditionally, all plays are heard from the stage in the format of readings, after which there is an opportunity to discuss what they have heard. In addition, lectures by leading experts — theater historians and theater critics — are held every day within the framework of the forum.

In addition to the main program, on the eve of the final, there was an open screening of the results of the Remarque Lyceum, an educational project during which novice Kuzbass authors improved their profession under the guidance of playwright Sergei Davydov.

Links to broadcasts of all events can be found in the Telegram channel of the contest.

14, чт

What is more difficult: to agree with the goddess or to make a deal with your own conscience? King Agamemnon, the hero of the tragedy of Euripides 407 BC. e., must pay an incomprehensibly huge price for success in the Trojan War - to sacrifice his eldest daughter Iphigenia. Such a condition was set by the adamant Artemis, who sent calmness to the Greek fleet. The problem of a personal decision that will affect the fate of each of the participants in the story, and more broadly - the whole world, is explored in the new performance of the Sharypovo Drama Theater "Iphigenia in Aulis". Playwright Elina Petrova created a stage adaptation of the ancient text, and Nikita Kobelev, already familiar to the artists from the sketch “Sleepers” as part of last year's director's laboratory, worked on the production.

The fateful choice will come true at the premiere shows on April 14, 15 and 16.

13, ср

“Ay, lele lele lele

Hey! Hey! Lele Lele”

For five years, the audience of many Russian and foreign theaters has already heard this ridiculous song in various performances, which accompanies the no less wonderful dance “for the development of the brain.” The protagonist of one of the most popular modern plays “The Man from Podolsk” by Dmitry Danilov, once in the police station, is forced to follow any senseless orders and have strange conversations with extremely unusual law enforcement officers. The world of the absurd, in which the usual logic is lost, and the comic turns sinister, will be revealed in a new way today on the Chamber Stage of the Bratsk Drama Theatre.

Director Valentin Zverovshchikov ironically described the genre of the production as “a day of kindness in one act.” Well, we wish the audience not to miss the next days of kindness in Bratsk: the premiere performances of the play are on April 13 and 14!

12, вт

Is it possible to rejoice at the acquaintance with the world if your relatives hate each other? The protagonist of the play by Rita Kadatskaya “Cards for E.” he is well aware of the shortcomings of each of the members of his family and speaks openly about them — it is a pity that no one understands him yet, because he is ... only two years old! Although at his age, this “completely ordinary unusual child” knows much more than everyone around, because he keeps memories of a previous life. “A little boy is wiser than all the adult characters in the play, but the paradox is that, even with great worldly wisdom, you can find yourself in a situation where a choice is impossible...”, explains the playwright.

A touching, witty, instructive story of a man growing up in an atmosphere of dislike will be told by the artists of the Tomsk Drama Theater in the premiere performance by Vladislav Khrustalev on April 13 and 14.

11, пн

Road movie about two student friends who decide to spend their last vacation on a trip to their native places, during which they had to endure an irreconcilable clash with their loved ones. Familiar plot? Of course, we are talking about “Fathers and Sons” — more precisely, about a new stage version based on the novel by Ivan Turgenev. Just as the writer explored his contemporaries and their concerns, director Kirill Vytoptov looked at the people of the 21st century and today’s reality. And he discovered in it a newly aggravated conflict between the older generation, who zealously guards the past, and the “digital natives” — young people who feel the need for change. The eternal theme connecting the eras will be performed in the premiere performance of the Krasnoyarsk Youth Theater on April 12 and 13.

8, пт

Omsk residents will see a completely original, authentic, unusual performance today, having come to the premiere of the ballad “Bereginya” at the “Fifth Theater”. The musical and plastic action, in which 20 songs, 20 stories are intertwined into one destiny from birth to death, was invented by director and choreographer Igor Grigurko. Once he already created his own “Bereginya”, but now it is different. “She is mature, wise,” says Igor Grigurko. “After 20 years, the plastic drawing, the semantic lines, the philosophy of the performance are completely different.” The musical material is also new here — musicians from Buryatia worked on the arrangements of folk songs.

The actors of the “Fifth Theatre”, having passed Grigurko’s trainings, realize their potential in full. “We have become more resilient not only physically, but also psychologically. This project has brought us incredibly close,” says actor Stanislav Gorenbacher. “I already consider this performance one of the best in our repertoire.”

No wonder tickets for the premiere screenings of “Beregini” on April 8, 9 and 10 have already been sold out, but there is still an opportunity to get on May 6 and 26.

7, чт

At the beginning of the year, we said that the Prokopievsky Drama Theater held a laboratory “Experiment 123”, choosing its theme “Dangerous Age”, — the sketches told about teenagers and were addressed primarily to them. Murat Abulkatinov’s sketch “Do whatever you want as long as I love you” based on the play by Svetlana Bazhenova received the greatest backlash, with 73% of the audience voting for its inclusion in the repertoire “leaving it as it is.” And the theater decided to continue working on it, but, of course, the director made the necessary details and clarifications. “I was very afraid that we rehearsed and rehearsed, and now we will do a run-through — and nothing has changed in the end,” Murat Abulkatinov smiles. “But still, it seems to me that our history has grown and become better.” And the author of the play, Svetlana Bazhenova, who twice herself embodied it on stage, admitted that the director “read and staged it more adequately.”

The story of one girl about love, which can be unrequited, exhausting and cruel, will be able to be seen by Prokopyevets tomorrow — the premiere screenings of the “post-credits scenes” “Do whatever you want as long as I love you” will be held on April 8, and after April 28 and 29.

6, ср

The theater festival “OKNA” no longer needs a special presentation — it occupies a strong position in the niche of chamber art. In 2020, like many others, he had to go online, and in 2022 it is planned to hold it as usual at the Novokuznetsk Drama Theater. And applications are now open!

This year the project slightly changes the concept and is ready to go beyond the theater, turning into an Industrial Art Festival. There are four areas under development:

  • “Theater”, including performances and director’s laboratory;
  • “Cinema with a demonstration of short films;
  • “Photography” with the exhibition;
  • “Music” with the organization of concerts of contemporary musicians.

WINDOWS also has its own theme — “Fundamental Particles”, which guides the study of pop science in art.

The festival will be held in Novokuznetsk from September 4 to September 12; groups and performers who have been professionally engaged in creative activities for at least 1 year can take part in it.

The organizers are waiting for applications until April 15 — you can submit them electronically at the link.

5, вт

“Masquerade” continues — Mikhail Lermontov’s merciless drama about human passions has entered the repertoire of the Irkutsk Academic Drama Theater named after Okhlopkov. The staging solution, however, was not banal — they invited the director, choreographer Sergei Zakharin, the author of the technique “Body language and contact improvisation as expressive means of the actor”, to work.

“Before starting rehearsals, I conducted trainings,” says Sergey Zakharin. — Together with the artists, we found a way to exist on the stage and connect movement with the word and inner temperament of the hero. Every gesture, every step on the stage carries its own meaning. The poetic word of Lermontov, which, of course, has its own rhythm and rhyme, is also subject to the plastic drawing of the performance.

The actors were greatly helped by previous experience — the theater’s repertoire already includes the plastic performance “Kholstomer” staged by Sergei Zemlyansky. “It was all the more interesting to work now, because we know how to exist in such a story,” said Alexander Bratenkov, who played the role of Arbenin.

The next screenings of the drama in plastic dialogues will take place on April 8, 14 and 19.

4, пн

More Shakespeare — this year the directors are again very willing to take on the works of the English classic. So last weekend, the Surgut Music and Drama Theater presented a non-banal version of Hamlet, calling the viewer to an emotional and sincere conversation without moralizing and pathos.

Director Sergei Tonyshev built his “Legend of Hamlet” as a story about modern people in a modern city, for whom such values ​​as family and love are still relevant. “This is the story of a very young man who lost his father,” says the director. — Fantasies, feelings of Hamlet struggle with sober reason, humility, but at a certain moment these two plans mix, capture him, and he himself becomes a man who has deprived his father of another. From that moment on, Hamlet does not belong to himself, he is controlled by the elements that have burst out.“

Sergey Tonyshev and the artist Yuliana Laikova came up with an original world of the performance — here the “shadow” of the Shakespearean scholar Alexei Bartoshevich appears, Ophelia splits in two — and her Soul and Madness appear nearby, and the curtain becomes a full-fledged character.

We think that all this is enough to intrigue the audience — the next screenings of The Legend of Hamlet will take place on April 15, 16 and 17.

1, пт

1972 August evening, a spacious veranda, the aroma of apples. These circumstances are set at the very beginning of Daniel Orlov’s play “The Bucket”, which became the winner of the international competition “Author — on stage!”. And it was this play that formed the basis of the premiere of the Kuzbass Drama Theater — however, Anton Bezyazykov’s production will be included in the repertoire under the name “Tsarevs”, after the name of the dynasty that gathered for the anniversary of the mistress of the house.

Much of the play refers to the classics. “It was an attempt to find in our past the last time in which the characters of Chekhov, Ostrovsky, even Gorky were possible and natural,” says Daniel Orlov. — It was supposed to be a time of rest, fueled by confidence in tomorrow. And I found, as it seemed to me, such a time — a quarter of a century from victory, when the generation of my grandparents was about fifty, they survived the war, but everyone was full of strength and passion.

There is a conversation, but it seems that different generations of the same family still do not know how to hear each other, harbor mutual grievances and do not cherish what they have.

The Drama Theater of Kuzbass gives a reason to think about true human values ​​at the premiere screenings on April 1, 2 and 9.

March, 2022

31, чт

On its professional holiday, the Kamchatka Drama and Comedy Theater pleased the audience with the premiere of the “vintage comedy” “Nameless Star”.

Contemporaries called the play by the Romanian playwright Mihail Sebastian “a love song that gives the impression of a lightning strike.” Surprisingly, she evokes the same feelings now. The story of the acquaintance of a secular beauty and a provincial teacher of astronomy in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky was told by director Timur Nasirov. The audience succumbed to the charm of this play with pleasure, confessing after the premiere: “Going out into the street, I looked at the sky: where is she — the Big Dipper ?!”.

By the way, today the theater is showing the family play “Mermaid Tales” — the other day it became known that it was he who would take part in the “Territory of Childhood” festival, which will be held in Blagoveshchensk in June 2022. Our congratulations!

30, ср

Shakespeare in three hours? It is possible that. A large-scale premiere was held at the Chekhov Center — director Margarita Krasnykh presented the plastic performance “Shakespeare. Dream”.

The production is based on five plays by the great British playwright, moreover, cult works — Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, King Lear, bordered by The Winter’s Tale. “The selection of plays was a complex and contentious process. I chose those stories that would be close to the viewer, — Margarita Krasnykh explains. “After all, a lot on the stage was decided through plasticity with a minimum amount of text, and I wanted the audience to feel a connection with the author, so that the names of the characters became beacons that they would follow, reading events on an intuitive level.”

The jester has become the central image — it is he, a descendant of Yorick in the fifteenth generation, who has been given the right to tell a story, Time flows through him, and he comments on each Shakespearean character in a new guise: Chaplin, Black Pierrot Vertinsky, Asisaya, Joker ...

All the tragic stories eventually merged into a performance about people, their lives, experiences, about great love and great losses, about fatal mistakes and great forgiveness. The next screening will take place at the Chekhov Center on April 10.

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Krasnoyarsk region

In Krasnoyarsk, the results of the regional festival “Theatrical Spring” were summed up — in two weeks the jury, headed by Tatyana Tikhonovets, watched 23 performances of theaters in the region. “The Krasnoyarsk Territory is huge, and there are many theaters here, both in big cities and in small ones. At this festival, everyone competed on an equal footing, there were no concessions, — Tatyana Tikhonovets comments. — I was pleased that an unusually diverse genre palette was presented. Directors of different generations, schools, formations work in theaters — this is very interesting.”

The favorite at the end of the festival can be considered the production of Oleg Rybkin’s “Death of Tarelkin” in the Krasnoyarsk Drama Theater. A. S. Pushkin, who won in the nominations: best large-form performance, best director’s work, best artist’s work (Alexander Mokhov), best costume designer’s work (Fagilya Selskaya), best lighting designer’s work (Dmitry Zimenko), best male supporting role (Georgy Dmitriev for the role of Brandakhlystova).

The special jury prize went to Igor Grigurko “For the plastic solution of the dramatic performance” Tarelkin’s Death “".

The Krasnoyarsk Theater of the Young Spectator was noted for the play “Anna Karenina”, there are several acting victories at once — Elena Kaiser for the role of Dolly, Anatoly Malykhin for the role of Karenin, Marina Baboshina for the role of Dolly. And the jury gave the special prize to the performance “Gogol. Exhibits” — “For the uniqueness and modernity of the incarnation.”

The full list of laureates can be found at the link, and we, of course, congratulate everyone and wish that these victories inspire new achievements!

25, пт

Three sisters turn into nine — the Naum Orlov Chelyabinsk Drama Theater presents its own version of Anton Chekhov’s play.

Director Mark Bukin made an attempt to push three generations of Chekhov’s sisters together, trying to convey the feeling of frozen time. Olga, Masha and Irina exist as if in the past, present and future, but the viewer observes all these incarnations not sequentially, but simultaneously, seeing the heroines from different positions, with different attitudes to what is happening.

The director, together with artist Dmitry Razumov, created a space that visually refers to Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker. “Tarkovsky is a director with whom I constantly have some kind of internal dialogue,” says Mark Bukin. — And many are allusions to the films of the master. For example, the entire proscenium area will be filled with water, and various household items will lie in this pool — the remains of the past life of the three sisters. The space of the house in which the main characters of the play live will gradually collapse. The world of the performance is apocalyptic: people exist on the ruins of civilization."

The creative team of the performance urges not to treat the theater as a museum, where historical exhibits are shown. Chekhov’s heroes are modern, they still live among us today — you can be convinced of this at the premiere screenings of “Three Sisters” on March 25 and 26.