The famous actor of the Taganka Theater, the very same Athos from The Three Musketeers, the incomparable Veniamin Smekhov, will perform for the first time with his author's program in the Direct Speech lecture hall. Poetry is what a person needs like air. Smekhov is sure that poems help a person understand his purpose in life:
- Mayakovsky was a beacon for me, and Voznesensky lifted me to the realization of his own acting craft.
At the chamber evening in "Direct Speech" performed by Smekhov, his favorite poems by Alexander Pushkin, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Igor Severyanin, Boris Pasternak, Daniil Kharms, Vladimir Vysotsky, Joseph Brodsky and Nikolai Erdman will be performed.
The program also includes a conversation with the audience - as usual, without intermediaries.