based on the play by Miro Gavran
Cast - Natalia Bochkareva / Julia Takshina,
Alexey Maklakov, Boris Scherbakov
Director - Nikita Grinshpun
Set Designer: Timofey Ryabushinsky
Performance duration: 2 hours (with intermission)
The usual male approach to solving problems in relations with women is to fight and win. The man is strong, persistent and therefore always right! If he does not fight and does not defend his right, then he is weak - henpecked. Is it that bad? He is compliant, unpretentious, straightforward, kind and, most importantly, capable of pure love and strong friendship.
Marco and Anna have just celebrated their first wedding anniversary. And the very next day Boris came to their apartment — Anna’s ex-husband who had been released from prison and now they are forced to live together. Is it worth fighting in this situation? To whom? With whom? Probably no. What if everything is decided by chance?
Is it possible for mutual understanding to become truly masculine? Where a smart attentive attitude towards another arises - at first there is a silence of understanding ... This is a time of peace and seeming inaction in which people are given the opportunity to feel each other ... Only then, beloved women can return from the eternal emptiness ... They can enter only into such a world that holds and keeps a male vow.
The author of the play “Henpecked” is Miro Gavran, a Croatian novelist and playwright who has created more than 40 plays and is popular all over the world. His works have been translated into 25 languages, he was awarded two dozen literary and theatrical prizes. He is the only modern European writer in whose honor the permanent theater festival HAVRANFEST has been organized, which has been held in Slovakia since 2003. The works of Havran are also included in anthologies, anthologies and studied at universities.