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Fatal love, self-determination and nostalgia. Eight new productions, which the theaters of the capital will show in the first month of autumn.
Many theaters will start the season with new performances. The play “Oblomoff” is returning to the Center for Drama and Directing (CDD) after a 20-year hiatus, and “Passion for Bumbarash” is returning to the Moscow Theater of Oleg Tabakov. Dmitry Krymov at the Theater named after A.S. Pushkin offers to watch Chekhov’s “The Seagull” through the eyes of Konstantin Treplev, and Danil Chashchin at the M.N. Yermolova carries “Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District” into timelessness. Read more about interesting premieres of the first autumn month in this mos.ru article.
When planning a cultural trip, do not forget about safety – your own and those of others. In the theater, you must wear a mask, as well as maintain social distance.
“Oblomoff” at the Center for Drama and Directing
Date: September 2, 3
Address: Leningradsky prospect, 71g
The repertoire of the Center for Drama and Directing returns to the production, which gathered full houses in the early 2000s. 20 years ago, the playwright and director Mikhail Ugarov wrote the play “The Death of Ilya Ilyich”, taking as a basis one of the most famous stories of Russian classics, and staged it on the stage of the Central House of Theaters. The performance “Oblomoff” in 2002 was nominated for the “Golden Mask” award.
The director of the new version, Vyacheslav Ignatov, promises: a completely new reading of the play awaits the audience. The artistic director of the theater Vladimir Pankov, who 20 years ago played Zakhara, the servant of Ilya Oblomov, wrote the music for the new performance. The scenery and costumes, reflecting the phantasmagoric inner world of the protagonist, were created by St. Petersburg artists Elena, Olga and Anna Bekritsky.
“Kostik” at the Theater named after A.S. Pushkin
Date: September 6-8
Address: Tverskoy Boulevard, 23, Building 1
The Moscow Drama Theater named after A.S. Pushkin. Dmitry Krymov is preparing for the premiere a production based on the play by A.P. Chekhov’s “The Seagull”. The play “Kostik” is a look at what is happening in the house of the eccentric actress Arkadina from the position of her son Konstantin Treplev. The events of the play have been transferred from the beginning of the twentieth century to today’s Russia. Arkadina is played by Victoria Isakova, Kostika by Alexander Dmitriev, and the role of Nina Zarechnaya, a young actress with whom the main character is in love, is performed in different compositions by Anastasia Mytrazhik and Maria Smolnikova.
In September, the theater will show two more premieres. Switzerland (September 11 and 12), based on a play by Joanna Murray-Smith, tells the story of Patricia Highsmith, the bestselling author of the charming criminal Tom Ripley. The heroine leaves for the Swiss Alps to be alone, but soon an agent of the New York publishing house visits her.
The play “Mashalava” based on the play by the young playwright Maria Kontorovich will be shown on September 22 and 23. The main character Masha is already 23 years old, and she still does not understand who she is and who she wants to be.
Date: 13, 14 and 27 September
Address: Malaya Sukharevskaya square, 5
Another comeback. “Passion for Bumbarash” director Vladimir Mashkov calls the debt, which he returns to Oleg Tabakov. The master staged this performance in 1993. 18 years later, when the production was out of the repertoire, Oleg Pavlovich dreamed of resuming it with new, young actors. The premiere of the new version took place in June this year, but since then the play has been shown only a few times. It employs almost the entire troupe, as well as students of the Moscow Theater School of Oleg Tabakov.
The play is based on the play by Yuliy Kim, based on the works of Arkady Gaidar. The title character returns home from the First World War. However, in his native village, Bumbarash no longer finds anything that would connect him with his past life. Meanwhile, the Civil War begins.
The audience will find poetry by Yuliy Kim, music by Vladimir Dashkevich. The performance was designed by the artist Maria Borovskaya, the daughter of the Honored Artist of Russia Alexander Borovsky.
Date: 18, 19 and 25 September
Address: Tverskaya street, 5/6
The young merchant’s wife Katerina Izmailova, who does not know the lack and refusal of anything, falls in love with the clerk – this is how her rapid fall into the abyss begins. Danil Chashchin took on the staging of Nikolai Leskov’s dark story about the fatal passion. As the director says, he has long dreamed of staging this performance. He does not change the plot and the place of action, he blurs time, transferring the heroes to a kind of timelessness. The impressive black-and-white scenery for the performance was created by the Honored Artist of Russia Maxim Obrezkov. The role of Katerina Izmailova is played by Kristina Asmus. Also involved in the play are Sergei Kempo, Stanislav Raskachaev, Anastasia Almukhametova, Vasily Butkevich and other artists.
“An Ordinary History” at the Vladimir Mayakovsky Theater
Date: September 29
Address: Bolshaya Nikitskaya street, 19/13
The Moscow Academic Theater named after Vladimir Mayakovsky will open the season with a graduation performance by Mindaugas Karbauskis’ workshop at the Russian Institute of Theater Arts – GITIS “An Ordinary History” based on the novel by Ivan Goncharov. The production, created by the young director Nikita Kobelev, was immediately decided to be included in the theater’s repertoire.
The main character, a young nobleman Alexander Aduyev, who dreams of love and a writing career, will be played by five artists at once – all of them graduated from GITIS this year. They will show how the hero changes over time, turning from an enthusiastic romantic into a cynical and disappointed person.
Date: September 30
Address: Zemlyanoy Val street, 76/21
The first premiere of the new season will be a tribute to the memory of the founder of the theater, Yuri Lyubimov. Once again, on the same stage, there will meet artists who once were in the troupe under his leadership before the division into two theaters – the Moscow Theater on Taganka and the “Commonwealth of Taganka Actors”: Yuri Smirnov, Tatyana Sidorenko, Victoria Radunskaya, Ekaterina Ryabushinskaya and others.
The performance is based on the script of the film of the same name by the Swedish director Ingmar Bergman about an elderly professor from Stockholm who, together with his daughter-in-law, goes to another city to receive an honorary degree. On the way, the professor visits the places of his youth, meets old acquaintances. The director of the play, Georgy Surkov, emphasizes: the play will make you think about the transience of time and the importance of warm relations with loved ones.
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