Alexander Molochnikov production
Opening night: December 19, 2015
Running time: 2 h
Ticket price range: 350—2500 rub.
Rebels is a new production by Alexander Molochnikov, whose directorial debut with the production of 19.14 last year earned high regards among critics and the audience. In his new work Molochnikov is sharing his views on Russia, its culture and its heroes. All our lines of fortune – our phobias, hopes, horrors, the ways of life and problem solving by the way of blood and noose – all come together into a humongous trash. Violence, slavery, pride, meanness, treachery, the people, the heroes of Russian classics, prominent scholar Yuri Lotman, and Russian rock star Boris Grebenschikov, popular TV Show The Music Ring and Alexander Pushkin …
Alexander Molochnikov:"In our production everything is emerging from the music of different times and is coming back to it. Rebels is both the rock show and the journey into the recent history. It is a rock show, and it matters. The music here is the driving force that glues together this patchy spectacle comprised of colorful bits and pieces that intentionally have nothing in common. Although some characters here bear famous names – Lopatin, Perovskaya, Nechaev, Pestel, Pushkin, Kakhovsky – they all are fruits of imagination that act according to the laws of slumberland. The Decembrists, the People’s Freedom, The Music Ring TV show during perestroika, Russian rock and punk culture – the idea was to bring them all together in a kind of jam session, an improv on the rebellion. The rebellion as an attitude. The rebellion that is desperate and beautiful. The rebellion that is next to betrayal. The rebellion that is coming close to a betrayal. Some rebels went reaching out to people, got disillusioned and have died in vain. That is one of our storylines. The other has to do with the Russian rock culture. Rebels of the late 20th century, they also have vanished in vain.”
Based on the idea byAlexander Molochnikov, Sr.
Written and directed byAlexander Molochnikov
Script co-author for Veranda sceneAlexander Arkhipov
Script co-author for Swtzerland, Lopatin's Circle, Nicholas I / Nechaev, and The Ball scenesMichael Idov
Composer and Music DirectorIgor Vdovin
Stage ManagerOlga Lipskaya
Sofiya Ardova, Denis Burgazliev, Artem Bystrov, Aleksey Varushenko, Igor Vdovin, Artyom Volobuev, Pavel Vorozhtsov, Nina Guseva, Iliya Del, Svetlana Ivanova-Sergeeva, Ivan Ivashkin, Aleksey Kirsanov, Kuzma Kotrelyov, Yury Kravets, Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Rostislav Lavrentiev, Grigoriy Siyatvinda, Artem Sokolov, Evgeny Sytyi, Veronika Timofeeva