A large, complex, bright premiere for children, which the Novosibirsk Academic Youth Theater “Globus” has been preparing for several months, will meet with its audience tomorrow.
“The Gingerbread House” was created based on the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm — the authors, in fact, are woven into the plot and will “manage” the magical processes. Playwright Valeria Uzheyko and director Natalia Anastasyeva vividly presented the Grimm brothers as collectors of stories — fairy tales are stored in a magic chest, which cannot be looked into ahead of time. But the nephews — Hans and Greta — violate the ban. This is how the road of wanderings begins, on which many dangerous adventures await the heroes.
The audience will see six popular plots from the collection of the Brothers Grimm: Hansel and Gretel, The Brave Little Tailor, The Bremen Town Musicians, Little Thumb, Sweet Porridge, and The Golden Goose. And at the end of a long journey, it will become clear: is it possible to return the disappeared fairy tales, or is it all about the fact that each of us is the creator of our own wonderful story?
Natalia Anastasyeva promises to present a performance that “will help you disconnect from reality and immerse yourself in a fictional, creative, free and refreshing life, like warm summer rain.”
The Gingerbread House premieres on June 9 and 10.
A lot of preparatory work is behind us — the holiday itself is ahead: tomorrow the First Far Eastern Theater Festival “Territory of Childhood” starts in Blagoveshchensk! Although “starts” can only be said about the professional program, because educational and creative workshops for 60 children who have passed the competitive selection have been going on since April 2. Every day, children attend classes in directing, acting and stage speech, theater history and theater criticism, drama practice. During the festival, students are expected to present several directorial interpretations of Kolobok at once. “For the guys, the Russian fairy tale becomes both a comedy, and a social drama, and a tragedy in the style of Dante Alighieri,” says Ekaterina Naboka, teacher of the directing workshop. “They realized that Gingerbread Man is not a little fairy tale, but a deep and complex story.”
And from June 8 to 15, 17 Far Eastern theaters will show their best performances for children and teenagers. “The performances are designed for different age categories, but most of the performances can be attended by the whole family,” comments Yana Starodub-Afanasyeva, director of the festival. — There is something for adults to think about and then talk with the child. In my opinion, it turned out to be an ideal alignment, when everyone can choose a suitable performance for themselves.
We wish you neither fluff nor feathers, and may the first festival grow into the second!
Oh, this amazing Ronchislap forest! Here, royal hunters meet sacred dwellers, and great wizards make magical deals. In the neighborhood is the kingdom of the ruler of Deramo, who is looking for his betrothed — hundreds of dates did not lead him to that one, but he still hopes for sincere and selfless love.
The well-known plot of Carlo Gozzi “The Deer King” will be revealed in a new way on the stage of the Tomsk Drama Theater tomorrow — the director Soyzhin Zhambalova embodies it, and the performance, of course, promises to be bright and extraordinary. “Here there is a place for hooliganism and recklessness, evil is certainly punishable, and love and beauty can win,” the directors say. “We want to test whether the genre of the Italian comedy of masks is capable of adapting today, and how the usual perception of ‘a fairy tale is a lie, but there is a hint in it ...’ works.”
The premiere screenings of the tragicomic fairy tale for adults will take place on June 7 and 8.
Director Nikita Slavich continues to develop the experience of participatory performances at the Novokuznetsk Drama Theatre. Last year, a kind of biopic about the band t.A.T.u. All the Things She Said. Now viewers are immersed in a radically different parallel reality. Echo of Dates is an interactive performance based on the rethinking of classic romantic stories. How would you behave if you were at a ball in a secular society or at your own wedding in the 19th century? Would you forgive Onegin? Would you fight for love?
The participants in each of the scenes do and say what they hear in the headphones — they are controlled by the actors. However, the viewer always has the right to choose: to go on stage or observe from the sidelines, exist on behalf of the character or remain himself.
Echo of Date will premiere on June 3, 4 and 10.
The Yekaterinburg Theater for Young Spectators celebrated Children’s Day in a non-banal way — the play “Scarecrow” based on the famous work by Vladimir Zheleznikov was presented here. “Every year we prepare premieres for June 1, and usually these are good, funny fairy tales. But there comes a time when you need to talk with children about serious things, — says director Grigory Lifanov. “I wanted to create an honest performance, because the problem is serious and terrible.”
Over the past 30 years since the writing of the story, the topic of school bullying has not only not really gone away, but has become aggravated — unfortunately, you can regularly see news about bullying teenagers over their peers. In order to delve deeper into the problem, the production team and actors traveled to Yekaterinburg schools, talked with children and teachers — then they decided that the performance would be staged not only based on a book, but also real stories.
In addition, in the process of preparing the Scarecrow, the actors met with psychologists. “Psychologists also say that society has a need to talk about such topics. Moreover, to speak with children in an adult language and answer questions together,” said Grigory Lifanov.
You can see the “Scarecrow” on June 2 and 11.
On Children’s Day, the Youth Theater of Altai pleases with a premiere, which, however, will be of interest to viewers of any age — after all, in Yuri Olesha’s “Three Fat Men” everyone can find their own theme.
How to find the strength and courage to fight injustice? What will help preserve and strengthen inner freedom in an unfree world? Is there anything more important than true friendship? Director Pavel Pronin notes that he was inspired precisely by the spirit of freedom and all-conquering romanticism, which highlights the novel by Yuri Olesha.
Serious questions are combined in the performance with a bright visual solution — the artist Ira Sid created a world that absorbed the aesthetics of both the Soviet avant-garde and steampunk, while emphasizing the sharpness of the clash between “fat men” and “workers”. Specially written music, complex plastic drawing, circus performances — the MTA is ready to surprise in full. But the main thing, they say in the theater, is to smile at each other after the performance and try to make the world around you a little better and kinder.
After today’s premiere, the next screenings of 3 Fat Men will take place on June 8 and 16.
From May 29 to June 5, the XIX Festival of Theaters of Small Towns of Russia takes place — an event without which it is already impossible to imagine the cultural life of the country. This year, the host city of the forum is Nizhny Tagil, which is celebrating its 300th anniversary.
16 teams from different regions were selected for the competition poster, including the Nizhny Tagil Drama Theater itself with the production of “Spotted Dog Running at the Edge of the Sea” based on the novel by Chingiz Aitmatov. The theaters present 8 performances of a large form and 8 of a small one, and two winners, who will receive a ticket to Moscow on the stage of the Theater of Nations, will be determined by a jury chaired by Honored Art Worker of the Russian Federation Nikolai Kolyada.
In addition to showing performances, a large-scale educational program has been organized for participants, including meetings with cultural figures, seminars, master classes and professional trainings, as well as film and excursion programs. The festival does not change its best traditions: teams can be here all the time to watch and discuss each other’s work, as well as attend non-competitive events.
We wish all participants a warm welcome and bright impressions from this wonderful theatrical celebration! And, of course, a separate hello to the theaters of Siberia, the Urals and the Far East!
Both children and adults have long been in love with Anna Starobinets’s literary series “Beastly Detective” — everyone is waiting for each new novel with impatience and awe. And now the heroes have taken the stage — the premiere of the first book of the cycle took place at the Tomsk Theater for Young Spectators.
The distant forest is shaken by the news of a cruel crime. Representatives of the law — the experienced Badger Senior and the impudent Badgercat — are determined to find the culprit. After all, even if Wolf himself is among the main suspects, this does not mean that the investigation should not be continued.
The idea to put on “Beastly Detective. Lair of the Wolf” came to the actress and director Ekaterina Kostina. “I like the idea that you can’t blame anyone until you have 100% of the evidence,” the director shares. “We need to analyze, look at the situation from different angles, strive to understand it, which children do not often know, and adults do not always succeed.”
An exciting plot, colorful characters, subtle humor will certainly make you a fan of this saga. The next premiere screenings of The Wolf’s Lair will take place on June 2, 6, 7, 10 and 11 — there are still tickets left for some of them!
Brilliant ideas, it happens, come in a dream — another confirmation of this will be the upcoming premiere of “Kolyada-Theater”. As the artistic director and director Nikolai Kolyada himself said in an interview with MK: “Suddenly at night I had a dream: as if I was walking around the Sovremennik Theater, I went into some office, Galina Borisovna Volchek was sitting there. I see that there is a play on her table, on the first page it is written: ‘Nikolai Gogol. ‘Taras Bulba’. A play by Nikolai Kolyada based on the works of N.V. Gogol’...”
The decision has matured — in October 2021, Kolyada set about staging, and rehearsals began in January. And now — after a few months, and, it seems, a lifetime — the time has come for the premiere of the play.
“The Russian theater has always brought people together, talked about love and that love builds and hate destroys,” says Nikolai Kolyada. And his “Taras Bulba” will be about this — about love for the Motherland, devotion to ideals, about the beautiful world on Earth.
The performance is dedicated to the memory of Galina Volchek.
The premiere screenings of “Taras Bulba” will take place on May 28 and 29, June 7, 19 and 30.
The final premiere of the season is ready to meet the audience at the Chelyabinsk Youth Theater — tomorrow you can see the play “Russian. Ostrovsky.
A few months ago, Ivan Minevtsev staged ‘Russian. Shukshin’, and now reflects on his own and our pain points through Alexander Ostrovsky’s play ‘Hot Heart’. According to the director, it is not like other classic plays — there is a lot of strange, even crazy in it. And the genre of the performance is defined as a result as a farce. Ostrovsky’s text has been cropped in many respects, but, as the directors say, ‘the very juice’ remains — a dense skeleton without ‘old monograms’. The plot is recognizable: the cruel masters of the possessive world are opposed to ‘little people’ with warm hearts and real feelings.
‘I am making a performance about a catastrophe inside a person,’ says Ivan Minevtsev. — About the breaking of all faith: in parents, in love, perhaps even in God. I’m talking about how a person breaks down when faced with a disgusting, cold injustice that cannot be replayed. And the whole play is a mirror. I want you to understand yourself, to feel yourself. You probably have young hot hearts, and you really want them not to burn anything and not cool down ... ”
Premiere screenings of “Russian. Ostrovsky” will be held on May 27 and 28.
Last year we talked about the laboratory held in Sharypovo, the theme of which was “Fantastic. Man”. We were very interested in whether any sketches are being realized, whether they will turn into performances. And now — the Lesosibirsk Drama Theater “Poisk” presented the audience with a premiere according to its own sketch!
Lyudmila Ismayilova’s production was called “Guest from the Future” and the genre was “pedagogical futurism”. The play is based on the 1960s short story “What a Pretty School” by Lloyd Biggle Jr., which would make a modern reader’s hair stand on end. The plot revolves around Miss Boltz, a teacher who worked on Mars for 25 years and returned to Earth. During her absence, the education system has changed dramatically — now distance learning is used, students watch and listen to lessons on TV at home, and the competence of a teacher is determined by how many children watch the lesson. Any methods are used — juggling, card tricks and even striptease. Is it still possible that Shakespeare’s plays rather than teachers’ shows hold students’ attention?
"Of course, everything that is happening around us and with us today could not but be reflected in the concept of the performance. One of the main questions for us was: what makes a person a person? — emphasized the artistic director of the theater Oleg Ermolaev.
Congratulations on the premiere and we wish the performance a long life!
The premiere with a mysterious title - "Something about the same and not only ..." - is included in the repertoire of the Altai Drama Theater named after Vasily Shukshin today. Even more intriguing is the genre of Dmitry Akimov's production - a trip to Mars in one act. In the theater, the performance is described as one that “reminds of the main thing. Helps to shed excess.
The nostalgic and warm story, written by Dmitry Kalinin, is addressed to a wide range of viewers, because it is a memory of childhood - and we were all children once. Huts and houses made of rags and branches, Cossack robbers and hide and seek, “forged chains” and catch-ups, and in the midst of fun, mother’s voice from the window: “Home, have dinner!” All this was included in a short trip to Mars - after all, in order to go there, you just need to believe. Remember?
The premiere screenings of "Something about the same and not only ..." will take place on May 24 and 29 - do not miss it if faith in miracles lives in you.
The Minusinsk Drama Theatre, which temporarily plays performances on the stage of the Center for Cultural Development, while its building is undergoing large-scale reconstruction, continues to replenish its repertoire with premieres. Over the weekend, there were screenings of a new play by Alexei Pesegov “The Mischievous Man” based on the story of Dmitry Mamin-Sibiryak.
The performance takes the viewer to another era — the time of resettlement in Siberia. The family of immigrants is trying to build a new life, but a drama suddenly plays out — feelings flare up between a young wife and a native peasant living as a bean in his native village.
“I want to tell a story about how love can change a person,” Alexey Pesegov briefly comments. He is assisted in this story by the artist Svetlana Lamanova and the composer Evgenia Terekhina, who wrote the music especially for the performance.
The first viewers noted that the production turned out to be complex and sensual. The next battle of temperaments, customs and traditions can be observed on June 1st.
The Tomsk Drama Theater opens up new titles for its audience — tomorrow the premiere of the lyrical comedy “Flies Can Kiss...” based on the play by Ksenia Nikitina will take place here.
In the center of the plot are a man and a woman. Will is literally obsessed with National Geographic magazine, from a young age he keeps a kind of audio diary, where he writes down entertaining scientific facts and observations. He tries to explain to his wife Maggie that in every adult man a boy continues to live, dreaming about something global. Is Maggie easy next to the eternal dreamer? Can they be called one absolutely happy family?
The production of Anna Litvyakova is dedicated to the anniversary of the creative work of the People’s Artist of Russia Valentina Beketova, and at the end of the performance on the Chamber Stage, colleagues and the audience will be able to join in the congratulations.
Literally a couple of days left to wait for the Nizhnevartovsk theatergoers - and a holiday will come for them: the premiere of the tragicomedy "Money Like a Bucket". But the luckiest ones have already managed to peep the details of the production of Alexander Barkar yesterday at a closed preview.
The director of the theater is already familiar - a few years ago he staged here a sketch based on the play by Konstantin Kostenko "The Disappeared Cyclist", and many then noted the influence of David Lynch in this surreal story. Now they promise references to another cult director - Quentin Tarantino, and in general, a lot of Easter eggs are expected.
The play by Sebastian Thierry and the play by Alexandre Barkar are both a sitcom and a theater of the absurd. The plot of the plot is simple - a married couple suddenly begins to pour in money from nowhere, with which they simply do not know what to do. “This is understandable - this can scare rather than please, because we are used to having to pay for everything,” says the director. So, through laughter, the performance team will try to make the viewer think about what we sacrifice when we forget about everyone but ourselves.
The premiere screenings of the play "Money in a Bucket" will be held on May 21 and 22.