Last weekend we went to the Moscow Theater "Et Cetera" for the play "This is so (if you think so)). Adolf Shapiro staged a play by Luigi Pirandello on the 15th anniversary of the theater. The premiere took place in October 2018. The director addresses this work for the second time - the first production was performed on the Estonian stage (in Estonian). The performance was very topical. He is about us with you. About how it is important for people to know the mystical "truth", how people do not hear each other, are convincing, everyone lives in his own world. Here everything is a little exaggerated, exaggerated, absurd. As soon as we enter the hall, we immediately find ourselves in the center of action. We are met by a man from the theater (Elizaveta Ryzhih). The director uses the technique of "theater in the theater." The scenery is changed right during the performance. The man from the theater makes the necessary props and takes memorable photographs of the actors. We see here and dressing rooms. I really liked the episode in which all the “artists” left the stage and started doing their own business: someone went to smoke, someone pulled a flask from behind his bosom, someone decided to have dinner. Maria Tregubova created an amazing black and white world. Conventionally, the scene is divided into two parts: white - carefree characters in white clothes live on it, and black - mysterious, a bit strange and frightening, on which Signora Frola (Irina Denisova) and Signor Ponza (Anton Pakhomov) live. Suits are very stylish, sometimes strange. The outfit of Signor Ponz resembles the picture of Rene Magritte “Son of man”. It seems that the heroes hid behind their clothes: someone hides their feelings behind dark glasses, someone has a crazy haircut, someone hides behind a fur hat. Dialogue-reasoning plays a big part in the production, you need to listen attentively to the text. The cast is very strong. I liked Irina Denisova in the role of Signora Frola: emotional and touching. Impressed by Anton Pakhomov in the role of Signore Ponza: discreet ... for the time being ... The performance is more interesting, but not for a large circle of spectators. Not everyone can understand and appreciate the director's intention. The audience came out with a very different mood: some were in unrestrained delight, others in indignation. But ... nobody remained indifferent. I liked the production. More like to think about it. PS For the first time, we used the services of a “theater babysitter”; I want this innovative idea to be adopted by other theaters.
Very kind, cute, bright performance. When I took the tickets, I thought what it would be like for the children to listen to the poems, it turned out that Chukovsky went to music perfectly and it turned out a real musical for the little ones. It still begins in the hall where Santa Claus goes out and sets different tasks for the children. Then everyone rises to the small hall on the 4th floor, and the action begins. I especially want to cancel absolutely amazing costumes. Absolutely awesome got crocodiles and other animals. Since the action takes place in Petrograd, the costume designers recreated the clothes of that time: a coat with a fur edging, small round hats for the ladies and lush dresses for the girls. And what was the policeman! This is just the beauty. And everyone played on the "excellent", despite the fact that the play is for children and very short. We were very pleased, the child endlessly watched the video posted on YouTube. Firmly intends to see all children's performances in Et Cetera. I advise you to take tickets for the 3rd row, it’s better seen, the heads in front of them do not interfere with the view.
Yesterday my son and I attended the performance. The actors played with youthful enthusiasm, costumes and set design were thought out perfectly, the only thing that didn’t coincide is the description of the age of the audience on the Big Ticket website, the performance is good for kids under 5 years old. No 12+
Specific statement, ambiguous opinion. I would have told you about love. We walked four and it turned out that I did not like, the other girl to the delight, the rest of something is average. I'll write from myself that I did not feel like playing the actors, it's boring, tight. The story itself is interesting, but I listened more than I watched. Perhaps for me there was little action.
Thank you very much for the performance! Everything is very vital, without fairy tales. Believe every word. The eternal desire and desire of man to be loved and to love. I was once again convinced that the perception of life by the older generation and their grandchildren is much closer than that of fathers and children. Thanks to the actors for the game (all without exception) and, of course, to the director. I congratulate the director on the excellent debut at the theater. I wish you further creative success!
Went with two children. The children were just delighted with the "cow", the whole play sat and laughed. We also really liked the performance, and the atmosphere in the theater is cozy, you feel like a "welcome guest". The staff is very welcoming and friendly. Thank you very much. Have a rest on all hundred ....