Yekaterinburg residents last weekend applauded two prime ministers at once. The Center for Contemporary Drama presented its version of “the most significant American play staged on Broadway in recent years”, “a gripping family drama that makes your head spin,” “a saga about an Oklahoma family going through a period of its apocalypse,” directed by Anton Butakov directed " Osage County August “Tracy Letts. The directors themselves speak of the performance as “a tangled tangle of human relations that can no longer be untangled.” The next screenings will take place on December 18 and 19.
And in the Sverdlovsk Drama Theater, comrades Novoseltsev and Kalugin were transferred to the 21st century — “Office Romance” is now taking place in modern realities. The play by Emil Braginsky and Eldar Ryazanov was performed on stage by director Dmitry Zimin and artist Vladimir Kravtsev, and one of the surprises of the project was the participation of the famous breaststroke team NUGGERS, “blowing out” a fiery mixture of funk, house and hip-hop. Everyone who did not make it to the premiere is now expected to attend “Office Romance” on New Year’s holidays.
In early October, the Tomsk Theater of the Young Spectator conducted the laboratory of the actual children’s theater, and the most votes from the audience got a sketch of Artem Ustinov on the work of Gyus Cameer “The Book of All Things”. After a month and a half in the repertoire of the theater, a full-fledged performance is already included.
Nine-year-old Thomas is able to see in a sad outdoor world of bright paints — so, in urban channels, tropical fish begin to swim in the neighbor, which was nicknamed by a witch, he sees kindness, and Thomas sometimes chatting with his good friend — Jesus. But besides this, he sees a boy and how the father beats his mother, and even Jesus here is powerless. Thomas decides that all the same, happiness is possible — just need to stop being afraid.
“The fact that the chief enemy is our fear, one of the most important topics in life,” Artem Ustinov believes. — In fear, it is difficult to live, communicate with others, consider yourself a normal person. “The book of all things” is a story about freedom, about the ability of a person to choose its way. If you are internally free, you will not be able to become not only happy, but also a person, and man. "
Premiere shows are important not only for children and adolescents, but also for adults, the performance will be held on November 27 and December 2.
Chelyabinsk theatergoers will have to split up these days — after all, they will have two premieres at once: very different comedies.
The Chelyabinsk Drama Theater named after Naum Orlov entered the stand-up territory — for the first time in Russia they staged a play by Irish Geraldine Aaron “My Brilliant Divorce”. “A sincere story that life is just beginning at forty-eight”, — this is how director Vyacheslav Kharyushin defines the play. What to do when a loved one leaves? Anything, just not to despair. Indeed, in life there is always a place for new perspectives, acquaintances, romantic adventures, travel, discoveries — joy! The audience will be able to see the optimistic performance on November 26 and 30.
And in the Chelyabinsk Youth Theater they present William Shakespeare’s comedy Measure for Measure. How to live amid violence and money chase? Is it possible to keep an honest name in a world full of filth and contempt, to keep faith in goodness? Shakespeare 400 years ago wrote about the realm of selfishness, which dictates the rules of the game. In the 21st century, director Timur Nasirov is in no hurry to give ready-made answers to ambiguous questions, but he offers to joke about what we cannot cope with. The premiere screenings of Measure for Measure will be held on November 26 and 27.
“Fantasy + curiosity = miracles,” a new performance of the Russian Drama Theater is being built on such a formula. N. Bestuzheva “Metamorphosis for children and adults.” Visual plastic production is carried out in the team Sergey Levitsky and Igor Grigurko, creating a fancy world of geometric figures for the audience, which in unusual combinations give birth to amazing paintings.
“It will be a cool children’s performance that encourages children and parents to fantasize, he is about imagination — as in childhood, when it was possible to come up with a whole magic world from blanket, sticks and two combs,” explains the actress Liana Schtynilina.
According to the plot, a dreamy professor and his little student is transferred from a boring geometry lesson into the magical kingdom of lines, circles and triangles, music and lights — and the whole stories with their characters are played.
“This is the theater of sensations where you just need to relax, turn off the consciousness and immerse yourself in this beautiful world, and it will really fure,” I am sure the performer of the central role Anastasia Turushev.
The premiere shows of the performance “Metamorphosis for children and adults” are confined to the Day of Mother and will be held on November 27 and 28.
Readings of plays created in the second season of the Discipline narrative theater factory took place in almost all participating cities during the week. In total, 413 applications from 50 cities in 11 countries of the world came to the international competition — of which 14 participants were selected, with whom the writer and screenwriter Rodion Beletsky worked.
"The script coach of the first season, Alexander Molchanov, paid a lot of attention to the hero and the playwright’s work on his embodiment. The mentor of the second season, Rodion Beletsky, is more important about the structure of the play and the presence of events, so he worked deeper into these moments, “explained the curator of the project Oksana Efremenko.
Seven plays reached the final of Discipline: Mommy by Tony Yablochkina, Anya in the Elevator by Oksana Kushlyaeva, Google by Kristina Gortman, Stuck by Igor Vitrenko, Gorynych Left the Building by Oleg Mikhailov, I am a Bison by Svetlana Lukyanova , “Tru-Crime” Syuyumbike Davlet-Kildeeva.
On November 17, offline readings were held in the South Sakhalin Chekhov Center, on November 20 and 21 — in the Novosibirsk “Old House” (in the photo — a fragment of a discussion with the curator Anton Khitrov), and on November 22 — at the Moscow Praktika Theater. A little later, the Kaliningrad Regional Drama Theater will join the final stage, and then the names that will be included in the repertoire of each of the participating theaters will finally become known.
This name, which is extremely rare for repertory theaters, appeared in the playbill of the Chelyabinsk Chamber Chamber — the premiere of Fyodor Sologub’s “Little Demon” took place here.
The story of the provincial teacher Peredonov, gradually plunging into darkness and madness, is written against the background of the life of a provincial town and plunges the reader into the abyss of passions, pain and pleasure. The director of the Chelyabinsk play, Timur Kulov, retains the main plot, but moves the heroes to the beginning of the 21st century — the substitution of concepts in all spheres of life knocks out their support from under their feet, they flounder, exist in chaos. They seek happiness, but they constantly make each other unhappy. And Peredonov lives in constant fear of the present, hanging because of this in hopeless timelessness.
“I would like to help both the heroes and to clarify something in myself,” says director Timur Kulov. — To answer the question: why do we not notice the darkness in which we live? We all exist in a fantasy world. And in the play, the feeling of anxiety and pain should be read at the level of sensations and associations. “
The “Little Imp”, labeled “The Story of One Murder,” premiered over the weekend, with the next screenings on November 27 and 28.
A big premiere in every sense awaits Novosibirsk citizens this weekend — the City Drama Theater directed by Sergei Afanasyev will present a five-hour production of Leo Tolstoy’s novel Anna Karenina.
In fact, “Anna” and “Levin” are a dilogy: independent, but interconnected performances. Director Sergei Afanasyev developed two storylines: the tragedy of Anna and Vronsky against the background of the happy marriage of Levin and Kitty. “Touching the work of Tolstoy, a subtle observer and sensitive psychologist, is an interesting, new, intriguing experience that gives ample opportunities for the embodiment of the traditions of Russian psychological theater,” emphasizes Sergei Afanasyev.
The play “Anna” — about the tragic love of Anna Karenina and Alexei Vronsky — is a reflection on a person and society. Epochs change, but at all times a person is forced to adapt, fit into the framework of norms and rules. Is it possible to find happiness while doing this? “Levin” shows the second pair of heroes, Konstantin Levin and Kitty Shtcherbatskaya, who managed to find harmony in the relationship. Here the philosophical and spiritual searches of Tolstoy himself are expressed — by the way, the character of the writer will also appear on the stage.
On the days of premieres — November 20, 21, 23 and 24 — the performances “Anna” and “Levin” will be played in one evening with two intermissions.
When a family is created not out of love, but out of compulsion, when freedom is seen only in getting rid of a hateful marriage, tragedy is inevitable. But what if a person only at the last moment realizes his true feelings?
The play by Margarita Kadatskaya, based on Anton Chekhov’s poignant story “On Christmas Night”, formed the basis for the play of the same name by the Minusinsk Drama Theater, which premiered yesterday at the Center for Cultural Development. Irina Dremova, who is already familiar to the people of Minusin from the performance of 2020 “Do not part with your loved ones”, worked on the production. This time, the audience will have a new experience of immersion in action — they will have to take their seats right on the stage and feel themselves to be direct witnesses of the unfolding drama.
The next performances will be shown on November 18 and 23.
“... forgive me, do not despise me, I want to live better!” It is to this dream that the decisions, aspirations, actions of the rest of the characters in the play are subordinated. Is it possible to improve well-being and at the same time remain a worthy, true person? Already today, viewers of the Globus Theater will be able to reflect on this issue, watching the ordeals of a girl who has fallen into a seemingly hopeless financial situation, and at the same time has lost the chance for personal happiness.
And although in the very title the playwright gives a small “spoiler” to the successful resolution of the situation, it remains a mystery how much what happened will change the characters. "This play contains very acute circumstances. People are driven to a point of poverty. And it’s so scary it’s funny. This is an absurd Russian reality. Metaphysical, which never changes, despite the change of eras, "director Ivan Orlov comments on the relevance of the selected material. What new meanings the twisted plot of Ostrovsky will play in our days — we will find out on November 17 and 18.
The Territory. Krasnoyarsk festival of contemporary art, a joint project of the Territory International Festival-School, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art and the largest Russian gold mining company Polyus, opened yesterday with a concert by Alexei Aigi and his unique ensemble 4’33.
During the week — from November 15 to November 21 — guests of the large-scale forum will be able to visit several venues in the city and witness a wide variety of cultural events. Spectators will have the opportunity to see renowned Moscow and regional performances, including Ingeborga Dapkunaite’s solo performance “Sveiki sulaukę” / “Hello to the Waited”, “Three Sisters” of the Novosibirsk “Red Torch”, two parts of “Dead Souls” by the Lesosibirsk theater “Poisk”, "Lё Tartuffe. Comedy “of the Taganka Theater.
In addition to the performances, the festival will feature two specially created performances and a series of readings of modern plays, and a rich educational program will delight participants and listeners with lectures and master classes from leading theatrical figures: Ingeborgi Dapkunaite, Roman Dolzhansky, Timofey Kulyabin, Niyaz Iglamov, Anna Abalikhina, Evgeny Stodushny and others.
The “non-theatrical” poster is responsible for the screening of the film “Burning” — an existential thriller by the Korean director Lee Chang-dong, as well as Sasha Frolova’s exhibition “The Form of the Miraculous”, which will be presented by the Moscow Museum of Modern Art.
The big premiere took place last weekend at the Magnitogorsk Drama Theater named after Alexander Pushkin
“Laurus” thundered almost 10 years ago, received major literary awards, and was translated into more than 30 languages. There are also theatrical performances based on the novel, but they can be easily counted on one hand — for the stage it is difficult to lift, combining both epic and subtlety.
A medieval doctor with the gift of healing cannot save his beloved and decides to go through the earthly path instead of her. This is how life turns into living. But is it possible to save a human soul with love and sacrifice, failing to save its earthly shell?
The audience was able to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of the end of the 15th century — household items, clothing were recreated from sketches, musical instruments of that era were used. The Old Slavonic language is also used in the play.
“More and more, it seems to me that there is no time. Everything in the world exists timelessly, otherwise how could I know the unprecedented future? ... We are locked in time because of our weakness. ”
After the premiere shows, residents of Magnitogorsk will be able to reflect on love, God and the nature of time next month.
The Altai Youth Theater made a very interesting and non-trivial choice for the next premiere — for the production they took Janusz Korczak’s story “When I Become Little Again”.
An outstanding Polish teacher, a “father” for hundreds of orphans, who rejected his salvation and died with his children in the gas chamber, is still associated today with self-sacrifice, great love and the finest understanding of psychology.
The protagonist of the story is a teacher who wanted to return to his childhood years. And when he miraculously succeeds, he understands from the standpoint of the experience of adult life that “children are future people” with their feelings and experiences. “Childhood seems like a wonderful, carefree time,” says the play’s director Beniamin Kots. — And the book is about the fact that there are a lot of problems in childhood too. The actors and I rehearsed our performance, which we decided to call “Starchy, 92”, through personal memories. And we did not have a fairy tale with transformation, but an attempt to enter childhood, to feel like a child. “
Premiere screenings of “Starchy, 92” with the genre definition “lesson (to me) for an adult” will be held on November 12, 13 and 14.
On November 11, the whole world celebrates the 200th anniversary of Fyodor Dostoevsky. And the circumstances in the Mikhail Lermontov Russian Academic Drama Theater turned out to be such that the postponed premiere of “Dostoevsky. The Tale of Failed Happiness “will take place today.
Commissioned by the theater, the playwright Anastasia Bukreeva wrote a play about the ‘Omsk period’ in Dostoevsky’s life — being in hard labor had a profound influence on his entire future as a writer. ‘We wanted to say that the work of Fyodor Mikhailovich and his personality is much more than the school curriculum,’ says the playwright. — You know, this is how to live your whole life next to the Hermitage and not notice how beautiful it is. I would like to rediscover the author for readers, spectators and actors. ”
Director Evgenia Kolesnichenko and artist Anna Polyakova have created a complex composition that connects the real and fictional worlds of Dostoevsky. “It seemed to us that it was important to make a performance that would tell the audience not that Dostoevsky is a hard-to-read and” gloomy "author, but why he became so. And whether he really was like that is another question, "Yevgenia Kolesnichenko comments.
Premiere screenings of the mocumentari "Dostoevsky. A Story of Failed Happiness "will be held on November 11 and 27.
A few more days remain with the Omsk buzzers in order to try to become a part of the theatrical picture of the city. The Fifth Theater and its experimental site, Space 25, have announced an open call to participate in the new Zumera project.
Young people from 18 to 24 years old, those who are actively entering adulthood, the tik-tok generation, digital guys with expanded boundaries of perception of reality — if you recognize yourself in this description, then you just need to fill out an application by November 15.
As a result, 10 people will be selected, with whom the work will continue — seven directors-master’s students of the course of Viktor Ryzhakov (Moscow Art Theater School) will begin to communicate live and in zoom with young Omsk people, and on the basis of these conversations they will release a promenade performance, which with a great more likely to become a portrait of a new generation.
"We want to create a theater community of interested spectators who will not only sit in comfortable chairs and clap their hands, but will be able to become both co-authors and researchers of the theater. In this sense, we have a unique platform, because no one else in Omsk provides the audience with such an opportunity, "comments the author of the project, curator of Space 25 Yekaterina Kulakova.
The premiere of Zumers is scheduled for February 2022.
A month after the dramatic premiere of “Cutting the Waves” based on a screenplay by Lars von Trier, the Sharypovo Drama Theater turned to Russian classics — the chief director Snezhanna Lobastova staged Viy by Nikolai Gogol.
This is not the director’s first appeal to a mystical story — there has already been an attempt to stage it, however, despite the great work done, the process had to be suspended. “But” Viy “beckons, — explains Snezhanna Lobastova. — It’s about our fears, about faith. Today we have so many believers and unbelievers, and everything is tied to paganism: we spit over our shoulder, knock on wood — and then ‘Lord, save me!’ It’s weird, and I wanted to talk to the viewer about it. ”
The theater did not radically rethink the work of Gogol, because there is so much of today’s, eternal in it — the whole story that we have both the dark and the light, and only we ourselves choose which way to go, is addressed to a person outside of time.
Some of the premieres have already taken place in the first days of the month, and the next ones will take place on November 12 and 13.