The love story of the St. Petersburg Dreamer, so similar to a daydream in the wrong light of white nights, will be presented on the stage of the Moscow Art Theater by director Aidar Zabbarov, a recent GITIS graduate, a student of Sergei Zhenovach, who has already staged several notable performances in the Sovremennik Theater, the Lensovet Theater, Kazan G. Theater Kamala. White Nights is his first work at the Art Theater.
Aidar Zabbarov: “When we started our work, we wanted to understand: who is this mysterious Dreamer of Dostoevsky. After all, this character goes through various works of the writer and, in my opinion, is the alter ego of Fedor Mikhailovich himself. His plans even included a novel called “The Dreamer,” but which he never wrote.
In one of Dostoevsky’s letters there are lines: “You see, the more spirit and inner content we have in ourselves, the more beautiful our corner and life are. Of course, the dissonance is terrible, the imbalance that society presents to us is terrible. Outside must be balanced with the inside. Otherwise, with the absence of external phenomena, the internal will take too dangerous a lead. Nerves and fantasy will take up a lot of space in the creature. Any external phenomenon from a habit seems colossal and somehow frightening. You start to be afraid of life. " This is the theme of early Dostoevsky - fear of life, isolation, searching for the answer to the question: how does your inner world come into contact with the world around you? ”