"Humor is the decoration of the nation. In the wildest, most hopeless years, a sarcastic and bitter, simple-minded and intricate Russian grin did not die, "says Yuri Kraskov, slightly paraphrasing the brilliant prose writer Sergei Dovlatov. In fact, this is the epigraph, and the libretto of a new evening at the Art Cafe of the Vakhtangov Theater.
In the work of Honored Artist of Russia Yuri Kraskov, a special place is occupied by the works of Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol. The mono performance "Notes of the Madman" (the director of the production - Rimas Tuminas) has been on the stage of the Vakhtangov Theater Studio for 9th season with success, and in the program of the Art Cafe "Genius of Form" the fragments of the poem "Dead Souls" and the story " Portrait".