Emotionally strong and deep performance. And very relevant. Laconic in the scenery and props, but very expressive. The chamber atmosphere on the small stage also enhances the impression. The game captivates from the first minute and does not let go until the last. Would definitely recommend it!
The new performance “Princess and Pierre” was presented at the Theater. It is designed for schoolchildren (my third-grader really liked it). We were carried away by the performance much earlier than we got to the Theater ... Only after reading the annotation, we started discussion. How did the boy and girl end up in the same toilet? What will they do there for two whole days? How can they escape from confined space? The performance was staged in 2019 by Tatyana Mikhaylyuk based on the play “Princess and Pierre” by Milena Baish (translated by Ekaterina Voronova). The whole performance takes place in a school toilet, in which two schoolchildren: an excellent student and a two-member student, are locked up on Friday night. The scenery comes to life with the help of multimedia effects created by Ashot Mefodin. Children's fantasies appear on the walls: here Pierre reincarnated as a powerful robot, here the students went for a walk in the forest. From fantasy and games, they help children to get to know each other better, to understand how they feel ... The costumes of the artists are very stylish. I even wanted all Skoda nicknames to go that way: an ideal large cell, light colors. The performance is suitable for family visits: children will laugh at the topic of situations and emotions that are already encountered in their lives, adults will remember childhood, their school years. There are only two artists on stage: Polina Shashuro (Katarina) and Arthur Matusov (Pierre). They completely reincarnated as their characters, became children ... it seems that the actors themselves are no more than 15 years old. We really liked the performance (my son is 8.5 years old). We have been discussing it for the third day. The child will constantly come up with stories about how his classmates get rid of their unsuccessful tests, how classmates communicate with pigeons. And at home we communicate exclusively in the "Sigurian" language, now we have our secrets and secrets.)
Lovely room. Very beautiful, majestic. Great acoustics. Unfortunately, the concert itself did not disappoint. Expected an easy festive aftertaste from this concert. Alas. The program was not happy enough. Yes, and the well-known "Seasons" Vivaldi sounded unsettled, with a violation of the pace. Bach sounded a little better. We will never go to this collective again.
A bold and modern vision of Shakespeare’s play “The Taming of the Shrew” with funny jokes about the realities of our lives. The performance was very funny and interesting, it looked simple and easy, but at the same time, despite all the humor and hooliganism, what a profound meaning lies in this comedy. It is about us, for us, in general, about the relationship between a man and a woman, where you can easily recognize yourself. After viewing, there were only the right thoughts for reasoning. The play of actors, dances, jokes - it looked very concise and emotional, because in Italy it could not be otherwise😄 __ The only drawback is that you need to buy tickets for the first. From the rear seats, due to the fact that there is not a very large rise in the rows, almost nothing is visible due to the heads of people sitting below.
I am very grateful to M. Brusnikina and her entire team for all Reading Circles. And the last one, devoted to Christmas and New Year, made me think: is this format of the performance better than the traditional theater. Which, by the way, I really like? Firstly, freedom, both in form and expression, and secondly, it seems to me that all the participants received great pleasure from their speeches and from the speeches of their comrades. This pleasure just pours into the auditorium, and you bathe in these emotions. And here not only joy or irony, but sadness, sadness, but still ... ho-ro-sho! And as they sing, a separate bow to Alena Khovanskaya both for the musical guide, and for her very professionally-sincere reading of Petrushevskaya (I still let a tear go), I don’t know who to distinguish from the readers, they are very different, but, probably, first of all I bow to Yulia Chebanova: I fell in love with her for a long time for “Masha” by F. Svarovsky, and yesterday she proto-stomously read the “Gulya” by Ulitskaya, easily, ironically, and with true love. Thank. I also remembered another Yulia yesterday - Kovaleva, a similar manner of reading for two Yulia - catchy, wide, akin to the heroines they read about. there was an unexpected pair of A. Krasnenkov and N. Zharycheva. They were modest, discreet-looking, and they famously read it. Wonderful. Yes, everyone is good. May I have a small remark ?? I understand everything, my native theater, but it seems to me that one should not mix the heat of a children's matinee and an adult evening. But, of course, the New Year, and all right. All bow, and many thanks.
All, all, all - this is who do you think? Maybe Cova, Donkey Eeyore and Piglet? Or maybe it's Robin's family and friends?
Mom is so similar to the pink Piglet, Dad - to the very Winnie the Pooh, eternally sad uncle - the spitting donkey Eeyore, and the grandmother - the same wise as the owl.
Here they are, all the time, each has his own habits and character.
With them it is not easy, and not always they get on peacefully, but in the end they still find a common language, because together they form a small but important world.
Who would Vinnie be without his friends-buddies? How sad and lonely it would be for Robin to live without his relatives!
One is sure and convinced Pozdnyshev: many, if not all, in this world are corrupted and dependent on lust. And if not lust, then smoking or some other kind of dependence. Never mind.
The main thing is that the vice can not be avoided even by a virtuous-looking wife, who was once an exemplary modest girl, and then became a mother of many children!
Even she eventually decided that it was time for her to go out into the light - that's where her hobbies started, which eventually led to what she wanted her husband to change ...
What was Pozdnyshev doing? He killed his wife, who was suspected of infidelity. Now he is ready to prove to everyone that this world is vicious. He is obsessed with the idea of eradicating vice, but what is hidden behind his obsession? Perhaps behind the façade of ideas lies pain, sadness, tenderness, in fact, the love that he drowned out with his jealousy?
The way from the provincial traditional economy to technical progress is long.
Peter the Great ordered to build dams and sluices - raise water on the river in order to let the ships go.
And the engineering work began. The engineer-Englishman directs the Germans, and they drive the Russian peasants to work: the Russian locks are built like this.
The peasants go to work reluctantly, the Germans and strive to escape to their homeland, and a poor Englishman, a qualified engineer, suddenly discovers that the measurements of water that were made before him were not made in a typical year, and at the usual time and on a raft of water Enough, not like on a ship ...
The river dries up in the summer, the engineer's brain, exhausted by the struggle with the peasants, is drying up ... Forces, money, time are all wasted. He is to be executed, only life is left to him; Love, his native country and profession, he has already lost on the long Russian roads ...
Are there more good or evil people in the world? Who is right - Yeshua Ha-Nozri or Woland?
Mikhail Bulgakov introduced us to those who will remain in my memory forever.
A parade of interesting characters!
The good - the writer and his muse - Master and faithful Margarita, who protected him from worries, helped write a wonderful book and even went on a deal with the devil for her lover - became a witch.
Evil - Woland and his retinue - Koroviev-Fagot, gloomy knight, Azazello, demon-killer, beautiful Gella, she's a vampire, and a huge werewolf named Behemoth.
A fantastic story about the adventures of the devil and his assistants in Moscow.
They deceived the bad apartment N50 on Sadovaya. They conducted a session of magic without its exposure in the huge theater hall. After him, the half-dressed ladies were singing all over the capital.
They took money from the greedy house manager, punished the self-serving leaders of the variety show and envious literary critics. They forced the employees of one of the institutions to sing a song about the sacred Baikal.
They helped the Master and Margarita find their happiness. The master did not deserve happiness, he deserved peace.
"What would be good if there was no evil, and what would the earth look like if shadows disappeared from it?"
"Absolutely immoral person. "I'm afraid it is." This is the only explanation for his incomprehensible attractiveness. "
Who else can so joke and mess around day and night, like two young gentlemen from the foggy Albion!
"If I'm too well-dressed, I redeem it because I'm too well brought up."
One day they thought about getting married.
They are worthy of their attention. These aristocrats are not only charming, but also witty: "If you are not for long, I am ready to wait for you all my life."
An Englishwoman is dreaming of a husband named Ernest.
Why would not one of the friends call himself by that name? Only one day he will have to tell the bride the truth.
A wonderful comedy by Oscar Wilde, with musical numbers in the traditions of the late nineteenth century.
"I do not approve of prolonged engagement. This provides an opportunity to learn the nature of the other side, which is not recommended. "
In Moscow, there are places that can be called "Bulgakov": here the writer lived and worked, funny stories happened to him there. But especially the interests of those locations, which placed the author of the heroes of the novel "The Master and Margarita."
In places that played an important role in the life of Mikhail Bulgakov, and in those places that are noted in the novel, the guests of the excursion will be lucky with the retro tram "302-BIS". If you dive into the past, if you dive headlong into the world of the Bulgakov novel, then only on such a tram - stylish, beautiful. Such a tram - like an echo of the past times, missed several decades, which passed unnoticed.
But Moscow, undoubtedly, has changed. What did Bulgakov's contemporaries and the author of the "Master and Margarita" see? ..
An unusual story of an ordinary family.
Children have long grown up and fled from the parent's nest. What can collect all family members in their home? Mysterious disappearance of the father!
Three daughters and three of their beloved come to the aid of the mother to find the head of the family - a teacher and part-time poet. He is an elderly alcoholic, very well-read and educated.
Once he gave his beloved wife a collection of poems, she told him - three children.
But in search of their father they find a heap of family secrets, a tangle of mutual claims and grievances.
Close-up shows the love of loved ones. But not simple, warm, warming the soul. A special love of cultural and educated people. Love with a touch of snobbery.
It turns out that there can be too much love. Now they understand why they bought houses at a distance from each other. Just to not suffocate from this mutual feeling.
They say "I love you", read "you have to love me", the phrase "I missed you" means "you owe me for my love."
It's amazing how much interesting things can be hidden behind other people's doors.
Do you think that you know yourself and have completely taken place in your life? Try to spend a week with all members of your family.
"You can tell by eyes whether a person has money or not."
Zoe has a special scent for money. He knows everything at all costs and will not give himself up for offense.
She dreamed of making a lot, and then going to Paris. She saw this city only in a dream.
And in the Soviet Moscow of the thirties, the ladies do not live sweetly. Beautiful outfits in the afternoon with fire do not get - you can only sew.
So Zoya conceived in her cozy apartment to open a sewing workshop for sewing fashionable dresses and working clothes for the proletariat.
But this is for a diversion of eyes. A lot of money will be brought to her by the visiting house. And her assistants are one better than the other - a charming rascal and a former lover.
She organizes cheerful parties with them.
Scammers are always there. They reported to whom it follows that Zoya is a "socially dangerous type". Caring is full of mouth.
But trouble does not come alone. She's got a commercial director killed in her apartment!
Now she can not escape arrest. I cried her apartment!
And the mind, and irony, and domestic wit, and that inimitable spiritual courage that helps, always remaining by itself, to be true to its destination - all this was in Sofia Andreevna. Ksenia Gromova plays Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy's wife - a woman inconspicuous on the pages of history, who was an invaluable spouse and helper for Leo Nikolayevich.
She gave him thirteen children. She read his manuscripts, examining the indistinct handwriting of her husband-genius. She inspired and encouraged him.
Their conjugal union, with all the contradictions and difficulties, can be considered exemplary: two strong personalities, two bright people have a long joint path, where his role was - to become a genius writer, her - to be close, to be faithful and faithful wife.
Is it possible to diversify the dull family life by participating in a swing party?
"Homo erectus" - this is the Latin name of a person erect. But it sounds in the play, which has a subtitle "Exchange wives", is extremely ambiguous.
When the businessman gave in the magazine an announcement about the invitation of like-minded people to celebrate the May Day holidays, together with a young married couple without complexes, he had no idea what his proposal might turn out to be.
In his apartment a motley company gathers and begins to play "in a bottle".
But this is only the beginning. There are many unexpected turns and plot lines in the play. And each of the heroes cynically or frankly will tell all about the inside story - from the corrupt journalist to the whimsical prostitute, from the ardent fighter for the ideals of communism, to the "faithful" wife who sells her husband's things to help her drug addict friend.
The development of action is like a dashing mount. Just now the heroes furiously argued about politics, now they fight, then they dance and sing. Are they ready to buy everything and sell everything for the sake of their entertainment, or are they a mold of a cynical modern society where everything is allowed due to the rampant democracy?