On November 19, 2019, the premiere of the performance “Drummer” will take place on the Big Stage. This season, which includes the 90th anniversary of the Theater, the anniversary of the Great Victory, requires a special play. The performance tells not just about a military feat, but about the concepts of high morality that have been lost by the current generation.
Director Boris Morozov turned to the play “Drummer”, the first premiere of which took place on January 29, 1959 at the Army Theater and was shown more than 700 times. The current production is filled with new intonations - here biblical motifs, an appeal to the poetry of the Great Patriotic War pass through a thin thread.
1943 year. The small town is liberated from the Nazis, but war is still going on. The young girl Neela Snizhko works as a janitor. In the city, it is surrounded by a wall of hatred - it bears the stigma of a fascist collaborator, a traitor to the motherland. Indeed, during the occupation, she worked as a translator in the Gestapo. They all don’t know what it feels like to be an underground worker, to work behind enemy lines on a special mission, to serve the fascists. You can’t open even now - the Germans left their spies and accomplices in the city. The courageous girl remains a fighter of the "invisible front", having received the task of identifying enemy agents among her own.