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Comedy performance“Woe from Wit”based on the play of the same name by Alexander Griboyedov – the debut production by Alexander Yatsko at the Mossovet Theater.

The play provides a fresh perspective on a familiar piece, while remaining true to the spirit of the great comedy. Alexander Yatsko is convinced that Woe From Wit is the best play ever written in Russian. He made the textbook heroes living modern people, whose thoughts and actions are close and understandable to those sitting in the hall. The chamber atmosphere of the “Under the Roof” stage allows us to look at their faces in detail and in a new way, to understand the logic and motives of their behavior, and the stylish scenography, the author of which was the director of the play himself, gives the action of the comedy an exquisite beauty.

The director did not make a single note in the text of the play, but enriched the action with two waltzes performed live by the actors participating in the production. The performance also features a recording of musical improvisations by virtuoso pianist Yevgeny Borts.

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