There is a version that Lavrentiya Beria is a long-term leader of the Soviet special services,
Hero of Socialist Labor, Marshal of the Soviet Union and one of the most
sinister figures of the Stalinist regime, shot before trial. The play “The End
Beria ”raises the veil of secrecy over this event. On the verge of the grotesque and the real
dramatist playwright Alexei Sinyaev shows the audience the last day of Beria and
reveals the main question - is repentance possible at the end of life?
The first act of staging is an artistic look at historical events. is he
opens up the world of Beria to the viewer. Then his guards wore weapons in cases from
musical instruments and for this called the "Beria Orchestra", beautiful Flora
and Merkulov - a companion of Beria, and Sarkisov, who supplied Beria with many girls.
The second act is solved in the style of storytelling, in which artists discuss Beria "how
phenomenon ”and look at events from different angles. Beria was considered decades
the devil, now they are trying to whitewash him. People tend to adjust the story to
the current situation and interpret events from today's perspective. Where is the truth, we
“This is my first experience with a historical play. I am very grateful to the theater
Army for trust and the opportunity to work here. My goal is not to seek the truth, not to
judgments, but to show what is happening from different points of view. Special
I tried to make convex the topic of power and total loneliness in a magical
the space of paintings by Pirosmani. What came of this is for the viewer to judge, ”says
performance director Greta Shushchevichute.
Director: Greta Shushchevichute
Playwright: Alexey Sinyaev
Artist: Ksenia Kalinina