A year ago I really liked the performance of the Hermitage theater "I am not at home" based on the works of Kharms and the recollections of his wife Marina Yudenich. This year I wanted to continue our acquaintance, I took a ticket for the "Magician" thing. Unfortunately, there was no new discovery. And the thing seemed boring and the production did not impress. The themes of clowns, magicians and illusionists have always attracted cinema. I have revised Prestige, The Illusionist and Houdini more than once, but here the mood is closest to the version of Chekhov's Kashtanka, and she usually only drove me into anguish, but I want surprise and brightness. It is interesting to find theater fans who can tell if there is anything else worthy of attention in the repertoire besides that last year's performance.
A spoiled weekend - this is how you can briefly call the evening spent at the Hermitage Theater on the play “Little Sunday Adventure” on October 6, 2018. My wife and I are avid theatergoers. Pre-select performances and pre-buy tickets to good places to fully enjoy the performance. We had tickets to the first row in one of the oldest theaters in Russia, we counted on a wonderful evening. Imagine our surprise when we saw in front of the first row of chairs another strange row of chairs (the so-called “row“ B ”), in which some people sit in front of us with tickets written with ball pens. This series is not provided by the hall scheme, it is impossible to buy tickets for it legally. Despite the protest, there was no clear explanation of this fact from the administration, we were offered to wait for an intermission. We were forced to sit in the second row, actually, in the second row, and only during the intermission, after we demanded a refund for the tickets, we were transplanted to this very “B” row. The evening is ruined. I do not recommend either the theater or the play. The performance is frankly bad. Actor's beckoning tires. About the theater, I have already said.
Visited with the child 20.05 performance "Lelya and Minka" according to the stories of M. Zoshchenko. The room is small and cozy. It is clearly visible from everywhere. I really liked the play for both me and the child (8 years old). He put so that the children from the auditorium were involved in the action. Of course, the small audience liked it very much. From myself I want to say that those who in childhood saw the production of these stories in the program "Alarm Clock", with the participation of Yu. Bogatyrev, will be pleasantly surprised, because the actor who performs the role of Minky is very similar to Yu. Bogatyreva. I recommend that you take the children to a play, you will not waste an hour and 20 minutes of your time.
Were at the play on April 22, 2018. In general, the performance is wonderful, although the first action is slightly delayed. After the first action, some spectators left and in vain. It just started the most interesting and fascinating. Waited for a little richer garments from the Dam to plunge into the realities of the era of the XIX century. The game of almost all the actors is gorgeous, self-denial on Rasplyuyev's stage is amazing. Thank you for the pleasant time and wonderful impressions of the performance.