The play in two parts after the play of Martin McDonagh
From the press about the production:
"In the play" Pillowman "(in the Russian translation" Man-pillow "), which Cyril Serebrennikov has chosen for staging in the Moscow Art Theater, there is almost no Celtic local color - the action takes place in some abstract country where the Noarovsky children's horror stories of the writer Katuryan Katuryan ( Anatoly Bely). Under the cover of Kafka's thriller with cut child's fingers - a serious statement about the nature of creativity and its impact on reality. "
"The plot of McDonagh is more abrupt" Silences of the Lambs "- the blackest thriller. A young writer goes to prison somewhere in a totalitarian country. He is poked into the nose of his stories, tortured and demanded to confess to the murder of three children. He tries to prove that he can not be shot for literature. Behind the wall, his mentally retarded brother screams, who confesses to the investigator that he killed the children, having read the stories of the writer's brother. In the course of time it turns out that the parents of the brothers, raised the writer from childhood, consciously poisoning him with mysterious moans: for seven years, day after day in the next room they tortured his brother. When a fourteen-year-old writer discovered a torture room and his unfortunate brother, he strangled his father first with a pillow, then with his mother, and began to write stories, one gloomier than the other. Describing the world, flooded not only with tears, but also with cisterns of children's blood, the writer was saved from the horror of his childhood and played the main, in his opinion, art mission - to compose and tell stories. In this case, stories that freeze blood. But he did not think that someone could bring these stories to life. "
"All smeared on the bus was driving a guy in the car."
The tragedy of a human soul or black humor?
Sadistic parents lock the mentally retarded eldest son in a dark room. The younger, dreaming of becoming a writer, only hears someone's crushed moans. As mom and dad explained to a future writer later, this secret room they wanted to stimulate the younger creativity.
In horror, the eldest son strangles parents and frees the younger one. Now they do not spill water.
The younger continues to write terrible stories. They willingly publish. They are popular. But the most incredible thing is that the monstrous stories they invented are beginning to come true. Children are fading, adults are suffering. The sea of blood.
Is not the author's story also a story to investigators about his cruel parents? And is not the elder brother of the writer realizing those brutal crimes that the younger one describes in his stories?
Two investigators, good and evil, are questioning the writer. They can not achieve the truth in any way. And is there any? Or is it all a made-up childhood scarecrow?
Black humor. "We were born, what would Kafka be made by ..."