based on†Anna Karenina by†Leo Tolstoy
Opening night: October 9, 2018
Running time: 2 h 45 m, with one intermission
Ticket price range: 750Ч8500 rub.
Dmitry Krymov: "Once my†father, Anatoly Efros, having put the famous production of†Month in†the Country, wanted to†preface it†with the verses of†Boris Pasternak:
If†I†was able, I†would write,
I'd try to†fashion
The eight of†lines, the eight of†rhymes
(Translation by†Natasha Gotskaya)
Inna Solovyova, having learned that Masha Smolnikova plays Anna Karenina, after creating a†role in†Mu-Mu, thought for a†second and said: I†got it: both perish because of†loveЕ †In†Mu-Mu Masha is†playing a†funny eight-year-old girl, sadly deceased before our eyes in†the midst of†her love of†theatre and her love of†life.
We†wanted to†make Anna Karenina as†another BuninТs†sunny strike Ц fast, gentle and horrific. Our production of†Seryozha†though is†not Anna Karenina. It†is†based on†the great novel, I†would even say, on†the distant motives of†the novel. There will be†no†Levin, no†Kitty, no†Steve Oblonsky, no†haymaking, kvass drinking,†and sweaty shirts, no†juicy sterlets,†and oysters in†the restaurant. You will not see the terrific scene of†Karenin visiting the lawyer and maybe experiencing humiliation for the first time in†his life. †There will be†no†racing, no†fall of†Vronsky and death of†Frou-Frou, and, generally speaking, there will be†no†trainЕ just a†little toy. In†a†word, it†will all be†Tolstoy alike, but smaller and shorter. Like a†Fragment of†it. And Seryozha is†the son of†Anna Karenina, a†boy, who is†also eight years old, and standing in†the center of†this sun strike when everything is†messed up†not only in†the House of†Oblonsky, but overall.
At†the heart of†the production is†Anna Karenina, the novel by†Leo Tolstoy, as†well as†The Life and Destiny by Vasily Grossman, and The Questions by†Leo Rubinstein written especially for this production.
Set DesignMaria Tregubova
Puppet DesignVictor Platonov
Lighting DesignIvan Vinogradov
Video DesignIlya Starilov
Ballet MistressNatalia Shurganova
Puppet CoachMaxim Kustov
ass. directorElena Kondratyeva
Stage ManagerAleksandra Zotova
Characters & Cast
Mariya Smolnikova, Konstantin Khabenskiy, Victor Khorinyak, Olga Voronina, Nadezhda Zharycheva, Anton Efremov, Vladimir Kuznetsov, Kuzma Kotrelyov, Nikita Karpinsky, Anton Loban, Nikolay Salnikov, Mariya Sokolskaya, Dmitry Sumin, Daniil Feofanov, Elizaveta Ermakova, Pavel Filippov, Ivan Kozin, Ulyana Kravets, Nicolay Romanov, Darya Trukhina, Veronika Vasant, Arsentiy Zhurid