We were at the Istra Theater for the first time, were in a pleasant cultural shock. The theater itself is wonderful, both outside and inside - beautifully decorated for the New Year, covered in lights, and we decided to go to the performance, driving by and observing how beautiful and elegant it is. Inside, too, everything is decorated: a tree, balls, music. The performance was good and the actors played great - they didn’t notice the difference with the famous Moscow theaters, to be honest (I’m sure that all the actors graduate from the same Moscow theater universities) .. And the theater was full. And after the audience, the New Year program was still waiting - the actors staged a real children's party for adults and everyone had fun, danced and sang along with the artists. Plus a lottery in which theater tickets and other pleasant prizes were raffled off. Everyone parted in a good mood and with a sense of celebration.
The impression of the performance is very strong. the director involved the entire space of the auditorium and sometimes there was a feeling that you were inside the action. And the wonderful game of actors who did not play, but lived the lives of their heroes, reinforced this impression. And the classic famous story was re-experienced with artists. In the center of the performance - Anna and Karenin. Actors and director bravo!
The idea of the performance is good, but the production is not very. Boring, unemotional. Troubadour whole play shy to perform. Darya Makhmutova, in the role of a cat, Victoria Trius in the role of the chieftain and Flowers in the role of an ass, pleased. The child 30 minutes after the start of the performance, began to fall asleep.
Beautiful performance, costumes, actors' play. But I'm in the final scene, it seems to me that the child is in vain, of course it gives drama to tears, but how does this affect the child's psyche? It's not so, I have a request to the director to change the final Scene.
January 5, 2018 I had a chance to visit the Istra Drama Theater and see the play "Anna Karenina." The performance made a deep impression, touched to tears! It was a sincere surprise for me to see such talents on the stage of a small city. Separate words of praise deserve the actors who played the main role: Sofia Elfimova and Denis Yasik. Very heartfelt, touching and heartily! Lovely suits, allowing you to immerse yourself in an atmosphere of aristocracy and excitement, a game with the participation of the audience. And, of course, the feeling of getting "from ship to ball" - everything is perfectly taken into account and combined! Many thanks to the director - Sergei Guk, for his magnificent brainchild!
A magnificent performance full of enchantment by the actors' play, especially the role played by Lyudmila Semyonova Alexandrovna. Cozy and soulful atmosphere with the personal participation of the Director of the theater and the thin hand is impressive. I hope that we will come many more times to performances of this theater, although we live and work in Moscow, next to Istra in a country house we spend all our free time.