“I heard the voice of Shukshin” - said the writer Vasily Belov, who knew Vasily Shukshin who knew Vasily Shukshin closely, about this performance. The actor who plays the main role, Vladimir Borisov, is not only superficially similar to the great Russian writer and screenwriter, but also gets one hundred percent into his image. Feeling subtly the color of the Shukshin stories with their inherent duality of moods, he surprisingly combines in the play the expressiveness of images with a lyrical thought about the “native land”. “Wolves”, “Uncle Yermolai”, “Husband’s wife to Paris saw off” and other stories included in the play, in Borisov’s reading, are imbued with the unique wealth of popular speech. It is no coincidence that at festivals where Borisov performed with this performance, his gift of a storyteller was consistently highly appreciated.
So, in February 2009, Vladimir Borisov became a laureate of the International Monokl solo performances festival in St. Petersburg, having received the Diploma “For the Purity of the Artistic Word”. In November 2009, he became the winner of the “GOLDEN VITYAZ” award at the 7th International Theater Forum in Moscow, receiving the Diploma “FOR THE BEST MAN'S ROLE”. The performance was also recognized as the best in the “Small Form” nomination.
Live accordion, which plays the winner of international competitions, Vladimir Orlov, the musical decoration of this distinctive, bright performance.