In December, the first readings of the Discipline project took place at the Old House Theater, and the second stage will take place in the end of January. Recall that “Discipline” is a factory of narrative theater — under the direction of curators, 11 playwrights from different cities (and even countries) wrote plays about today according to the canons of realistic theater. The organizers position them as exciting stories with bright heroes — “like in TV shows.”
On January 30 and 31, those who came to the reading will get acquainted with the plays “Let’s not leave!” Bulata Minkina, Margot Nadezhda Frolova, Catapult by Dmitry Bogoslavsky, Anna Sings by Natalia Klyuchareva, Servile Man by Maria Mikheleva, After Bali by Ismail Iman, 23 minus and 45 plus Irina Kozlovskaya. What awaits the audience? They say not just topical stories, but also, for example, the preparation of ageism, thinking about the man-made, a session of collective laughter through tears. And not only the actors of the “Old House” will take part in the readings, so there will be surprises.
Choose one thing or come to everything at once — a rich weekend will serve as a good charge for the brain! For those who cannot attend the events in person, online broadcasts will be conducted on the youtube channel.
If you play a game listing the plays of Alexander Ostrovsky, there is a possibility that one of the latter will be called “Bliss.” It really is not the most obvious and popular, but still gradually comes out of a number of forgotten ones. The Minusinsk Drama Theater helps to make another step towards this, where today the premiere of Bliss will take place in the version of Alexei Pesegov.
Strictly speaking, “Bliss” is not Ostrovsky’s play. It was written by the little-known playwright Peter Nevezhin, but the plot turned out to be somewhat bold, and the censors rejected the play. Nevezhin turned for help to Ostrovsky, who finalized the play — as a result, she co-authored and quickly gained popularity in leading theaters.
It’s about love, of course. More precisely, about craze and love. The landowner widow, without memory, is in love with her young manager, who, however, does not circle her head alone. The quirk of “love” is just that, having finished the sensual word, Alexei Pesegov defines the genre of his production. The premiere screenings of the comedy about “how feelings and fear of losing their happiness prevail over reason and common sense” will be held on January 29, 30 and 31.
The block of premiere screenings of the play “The Muddle” is being prepared by the Biysk Drama Theater — spectators will be able to plunge into the vortex of the novel by Alexander Pushkin. It is no coincidence that director Victoria Pechernikova chose just such a spelling of the name — a blizzard in her performance is not only a natural phenomenon, but an almost animated creature, the heroes are rebellious victims led by a mysterious force.
At the same time, the element of the game is very important in “Mint.” Victoria Pechernikova also plays with the text itself, weaving into it, for example, a fragment of Vasily Zhukovsky’s ballad Svetlana or letters from Alexander Pushkin addressed to Natalya Goncharova. “We wanted to dip deeper into Pushkin’s biography, see in what context he was at the time of writing Blizzard,” says Victoria Pechernikova. “Although, in general, working with prose in this case does not imply writing a staging, and this is close to me. It is from the author’s assessment that this irony and lightness arises. ‘Blizzard’ is a great intrigue and joke of Alexander Sergeyevich. ”
The first spectators already appreciated the gentle, scary and cheerful performance “The Muddle” in December, and those who did not have time are waiting for the “game with fate” on January 29, 30 and 31.
Last week, the Bratsk Drama Theater had a reason for great joy. Here they have not played performances on the viewer since March 20, 2020, and now — exactly 10 months later — the theater has finally opened its doors. Of course, while there was no such opportunity, the work still did not stop — the premieres were released online: so the audience saw, for example, “Save camera junker Pushkin” and “Pannochka.” Mssritchi about neFreedom “Beautiful Dalyoko.” Danila Privalov’s play does not lose its popularity with the directors, and this is easy to explain — it asks simple and at the same time very important questions.
"It is very difficult to live with the feeling that it is over. It is very difficult to live with the feeling that everything is alive and nothing else will happen. It is very difficult to wait for something out of nowhere. It is very difficult to live in nowhere, "says wise Sanych, one of the six heroes of this story.
Where is it, our beautiful away?
The 2021st started at the Chelyabinsk Youth Theater with an experimental premiere. The plastic performance “Trovanta” was born from the idea of Vladislav Morozov and Elena Prishvitsyna — choreographers of the Chelyabinsk Theater of Modern Dance under the direction of Olga Pon. The basis was the Scandinavian legends of living stones, in which evil spirits live, kidnapping the souls of mortals. However, the plot is conditional — “Trovants” become a meditative immersion in the mystical. “For a long time, the idea of making a plastic performance on the artists of the drama theater was swirling, because they move differently, think differently than the dancers,” the directors explained their plan. “They can communicate with each other with the help of a look, it’s easier for them to explain the conditions in which they should immerse themselves. We wanted not so much creativity as beauty, bodily aesthetics, a brighter manifestation of emotions. ”
One of the premiere shows took place on January 24, the second is scheduled for January 30, and in the afternoon a choreographic master class for the audience will be held in front of it. “The audience will enter the stage, and we will close the curtain, they will remain one on one with the performance space,” said Vladislav Morozov and Elena Prishvitsyna. “This is a master class of improvisation, without a complex and accurate structure. Everything will depend on the participants: how ready they are to immerse themselves, how they will react, including to music, stage light, smoke, objects of scenery of the performance. Everyone can just move now, there are a lot of similar trainings and master classes. But to visit the place of the performer of the performance is a unique opportunity for our audience. ”
Dancing metallurgists from this day will burst into the poster of the Norilsk Polar Drama Theater named after Vladimir Mayakovsky.
Today, the premiere of the desperate comedy “Male Striptease,” which goes around the country under variable names, is in Norilsk, they chose an adaptation of the plot made by playwright Boris Buzhor for staging. Gosha, Grisha, Max, Dan, Hassan — the metallurgists who lost their jobs from hopelessness decided to organize their strip show. And under the comical situation at first glance is an incredible story of overcoming fears, complexes and biases.
In January, the theater planned three shows of Timur Fayruzov’s production: January 23, 24 and 31.
Probably, there is not a single theater left that during the current — as difficult as the previous — season would not make urgent changes to the repertoire. In January, this also affected the Kamchatka Drama and Comedy Theater. Today, according to the plan, one of the premiere shows of the play “Gandhi was silent on Saturdays” was supposed to play here. Anastasia Bukreeva’s play is a lyrical story of growing up, similar in mood to Salinger’s “Over the Abyss in the Rye,” director Roman Kaganovich doused, according to the theater, in a provocative form that shades the hero’s drama.
However, the screenings had to be canceled, and instead of “Gandhi was silent on Saturdays,” the audience will see another premiere of the season — Oleg Stepanov’s production of “Bachelors and Bachelors”. According to the play Hanona by Levin the theater speaks about the comedy exclusively bright adjectives: “scandalous, shocking, scandalous and very much 18+”. Grotesque, irony and sarcasm get along perfectly in this story from the life of four infinitely lonely people who are afraid of intimacy no less than being rejected.
Another important and interesting premiere at the Buryat Academic Drama Theater named after Khots Namsaraev — “Dorzh” directed by Oleg Yumov. The solo performance is based on the biography of the first Buryat scientist, Mongolian scientist and polyglot Dorzhi Banzarov. The story of his difficult and amazing fate is led by the actor and author of the play, Chimit Dondokov, who admitted that preparations for the premiere were not easy for him: “It was difficult to write a play, but not as difficult as all this to play.”
“Dorzhi Banzarov has always been a mysterious nature for me,” says director Oleg Yumov. “The book was also the Soviet” Dorzhi, the son of Banzar. " And finally, last year our story with the Buryaad Theater brewed very intensely. I chose a monoformate because I wanted nothing superfluous to focus on the fate of this great man. "
By the way, everyone can buy a ticket for the online premiere — the record will be available until January 25.
The final stage was reached by the laboratory “Experiment 123” in the Prokopyevsky Drama Theater. Laboratories have been held here since 2011 and the current, under the direction of theater expert Pavel Rudnev, has become the seventh in a row. The theme this year was “Unknown Classics of Famous Classics” — each of the four participating directors will present its own sketch:
“This specific interest means that: the author is known, but not all of his texts become an object for theatrical play, are forgotten by the theater, are not checked,” comments Pavel Rudnev on the choice of the project theme. “The laboratory is needed to take risks: to see if it is possible to introduce unexpected, not yet verified or in order forgotten texts into the modern repertoire. The choice was free for directors. It so happened that the whole four focused on Russian material of the 20th century, although we did not set such borders. ”
Sketches will be shown on January 20 and 21, after each a discussion will be organized, in which, in addition to the head of the laboratory, critic Maria Kozhina will take part.
Viewers are also called to the dialogue — it is they who have to vote for the sketches and determine: “leave, everything as it is,” “finalize” or “forget, like a terrible dream.”
Recall that in the history of the laboratory “Experiment 123” the repertoire of the Prokopyevsky Theater was replenished with nine performances that came out of sketches. So we are waiting for the next prime ministers!
Last weekend, the premiere of the drama “Zuleikha Opens His Eyes” took place in the Komsomolsky-on-Amur Drama Theater. Director Dmitry Akrish independently worked on the staging of Guzeli Yakhina’s novel: “It was important for me to show what was happening in the country in the era when the novel was unfolding. Of course, it’s not easy to fit this extensive story in a couple of hours, but this requires a director to determine which storylines are important. I wanted to keep them to the maximum, and in this performance I refused a linear story, resorting to a new reception for myself to organize the space — editing episodes: the places of action are not replaced sequentially one after another, but everything happens at the same time. ” Technologist Daniil Travin helped Dmitry Akrish in organizing the stage space.
The performance developed into a story about how a person remains a person even in the conditions of violence, cruelty, betrayal surrounding him — and saves his love. The next premiere will be held on February 13th.
How many Duck Hunts have already been seen by Russian scaffolds, but the Sakha Academic Theater named after Platon Oyunsky is preparing to surprise the audience today with a very original stage version of the play by Alexander Vampilov.
Director Sergei Potapov thinks globally, and to the traditional theme of individual loneliness and loss adds crisis, confusion of the whole world. People have lost interest and taste in life, learned to love, hate, be friends, work. The only living person among the common soulless masquerade is Zilov, striving back to paradise, from which he was kicked out — to his home with his beloved woman.
“Kus көҥүлэ,” namely, under this name there will be a Yakut performance, is an alloy of household drama, a poetic parable and a high tragedy that nature can become a place of purification or destroy humanity.
At the Chelyabinsk Academic Drama Theater named after Naum Orlov, the premiere screenings of Henrik Ibsen’s drama Wild Duck continue.
“Wild Duck “- as a session with a psychologist,” — noted in the theater. Perhaps this is why it does not occur so often in repertoires. Imagine that in your life a person appears with a painful need to express all the truth known to him about the people around you.
Look at him from the outside and think: what is preferable — bitter truth or lies for good? It is difficult to make a decision when, on the one hand, it is monotonous and false, but still happiness, and on the other, the struggle for truth, which develops into a human tragedy.
“This is a great text in which many meanings and topics are encrypted,” says director Denis Khusniyarov. “One of the most important, in my opinion, is the topic of mental immaturity. The inability to be responsible for those who are nearby, the inability to perform an act, the inability to make a harmonious decision. Blindness”.
Happy end in the play is excluded, but is it possible in life? Chelyabinsk is offered to ask this question today.
The next shows of Wild Duck will be held on January 29, February 11 and 27.
The Drama Lyceum Theater announced the acceptance of applications for participation in the III All-Russian festival of solo performances “CHAT.”
CHAT was born in 2019 and mainly local productions took part in the first festival, but a year later 10 performances were included in the poster not only from Omsk, but also from Novosibirsk, Chelyabinsk, Tobolsk. True, in the end, only seven of them were saved, since the timing of the II “Chat” had to be shifted due to the epidemiological situation.
This year the festival is planned to be held from April 1 to 5. Professional actors who have prepared independent works or performances in the theater’s repertoire are invited to participate. The premiere of the production should date no earlier than January 1, 2016.
Applications are accepted until February 28 for the e-mail of the firstname.lastname@example.org Theater, and all details can be found on the official website.
The belief that the beginning of January is a time only for fairy tales and amused comedies was dispelled in the upcoming 2021 Altai Youth Theater. Literally immediately after the New Year — January 3 — the premiere of the play “Orphan West” based on the play by Martin McDonagh took place here. McDonagh’s black comedies have long been highly appreciated around the world, but in Barnaul this author’s play was staged for the first time. The authors of the idea and the directors were theater actors — and for Andrei Vorobyov this is the third directorial work at the MTA. “Almost all modern comedies are pop, antreprise, with a weak literary basis,” says Vorobyov. “McDonagh is an exception in this sense. He is very funny, albeit gloomy. ”
The choice of the author for the director was no coincidence — for several years Andrei Vorobyov worked in the Perm theater “At the Bridge,” where, through the efforts of the artistic director Sergei Fedotov, all the plays of the Irish playwright were staged, and the unique international festival Martin McDonagh is also held. “Sergey Fedotov gave me two keys to McDonagh’s productions,” said Andrei Vorobyov.
— Firstly, it is necessary to understand that, despite all dog life, quarrels and murders, all characters love each other very much. McDonagh is a great humanist.
Secondly, you do not need to impose a directorial interpretation on the performance, just follow the author of the play, he is quite detailed in his remarks. "
The next premiere of the Irish comedy will take place on January 29.