The Melikhov Spring Festival, which will be held for the 23rd time in the AP Chekhov Museum-Reserve from May 19 to 28, 2023, has announced the program. The lineup includes theaters from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ryazan, Vorkuta, Nizhny Novgorod, Sevastopol, Vladimir, Perm, Vologda and other cities.
This year, the festival will have a new stage and a new artistic director: Konstantin Khabensky, artistic director of the Moscow Art Theater named after AP Chekhov. Traditionally, theaters and creative groups are invited to participate with performances based on or about Chekhov’s works. Applications were accepted from September to December 2022.
A total of 75 applications were submitted, of which the festival’s expert council formed the final program. In addition to performances by professional theaters, there are various productions from theater universities on the bill. It is noteworthy that the Melikhov Spring 2023 audience will have a new open stage with an expanded indoor auditorium, which will be located in the heart of the Chekhov estate on the Kryzhovnik glade.
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