The first sounds of the performance are the sound of the surf, indicating the place of action. It is an island in the Norwegian Sea, where the famous writer Abel Znorko retired.
The writer has found salvation from everyday life on the island, one does not need to play the role of a happy person, one does not need to "put on" a secular smile when pain and suffering come. However, his privacy is unexpectedly violated by Eric Larsen, who introduced himself as a journalist.
The reason for the meeting of the heroes was the publication of a book, the author of which is one of them. The book about love, based on many years of correspondence, instantly became a bestseller and provoked conflict. A new novel by the writer is a genuine correspondence between Znorko and his lover, who later became Larsen's wife.
A few years ago she died, but letters on her behalf continued to come.
So, two men who loved the same long-dead woman ... Two antipodes united by a common pain of loss and doomed to loneliness. Two worldviews, two visions of the same fate ...
Love letters are better written with vanishing ink and thrown into a garbage can. Why publish what was intended only for two? A well-known writer published a book of love correspondence. It immediately became popular. He probably expected this, even though he did not like people. The author of the book has long lived on a small island in the Norwegian Sea. His name is Abel. There he is hiding from prying eyes. But on this day he is forced to talk with an impatient journalist. Although Eric does not look like a typical representative of this profession. And he knows too much about Ellen, the beloved writer's woman. Word by word. Here it is - the truth. Eric was married to Ellen. And their marriage was successful. He buried it ten years ago. Then he found Ellen's correspondence with an ex-lover. Who continued to write gentle and candid letters to Abel on behalf of Ellen? It was Eric, her husband. But why did he do it? Two men were crazy about the same woman. Both are intelligent, talented, bright, literary-gifted. The conversation will be long. They both still love her ... Great feelings are brighter than great thoughts.
We watched in October 2019. A very good performance, in my opinion it has been going on for twenty years already in this lineup. An exact hit in the role of both actors. Good direction. You have to watch while these actors are still playing ...
I was lucky to get to the performance on the anniversary of Vasily Lanovoy. I can not believe that the play has been going on for twenty years. The game of actors is flawless, it is fascinating, the feeling is as if they do not play, but live life on stage. Bravo great artists!