The fact that on February 6 and 7 Nikita Mikhalkov will go on the stage of the Theater of Satire, he announced ten days ago, as soon as he was discharged from the hospital. Photo: provided by the press service of the Nikita Mikhalkov Theater and Film Center
The fact that on February 6 and 7 Nikita Mikhalkov will go on the stage of the Theater of Satire, he announced ten days ago, as soon as he was discharged from the hospital.
So even their relatives were not sure about these plans. After being discharged, 77-year-old Mikhalkov needed time to recover and rehabilitate.
But the director kept his word.
On February 6, Mikhalkov performed the play “12” to a full house. The audience applauded standing up.
On February 7, he will once again take the stage of the Teatro de la Sátira. All tickets are sold. “12” is a performance of the Center for Theater and Cinema (the building is currently under reconstruction), directed by Mikhalkov. “This is the current story. And not in vain the motto of our performance is: “Of all and for all”. Whether the viewer is sitting in the royal box or in the gallery, everyone will find their own in the performance, ”he wrote on his Telegram channel. The performance was made according to the script of his film “12”. Mikhalkov plays, as in the film, the main role. No second team.
Due to illness, he did not see his companions for almost a month and a half. When he arrived at the theater before the performance, everyone ran to hug him. As the press service of the theater told KP.RU, Nikita Sergeevich looks great. You cannot say that you were seriously ill recently. The performance lasts for three hours, during which (with the exception of the intermission) Mikhalkov is on stage all the time.
This is a performance-reflection on what is freedom, compassion, the ability to help a complete stranger who is in trouble; a serious conversation about what worries everyone today. The law is above all, but what to do when mercy is above the law?
After being discharged, 77-year-old Mikhalkov needed time to recover and rehabilitate. But the director kept his word. Photo: provided by the press service of the Nikita Mikhalkov Theater and Film Center
We asked People’s Artist Nikolai Burlyaev, who also plays one of the key roles in 12, how the performance went.
– The spectators accepted as always – perfectly. When Nikita (Mikhalkov) came on stage in the first act, the audience greeted him with applause, – said Nikolai Petrovich. “He is always very well received.
– Wasn’t it scary to play in a room as big as in the Theater of Satire?
– We play in the big ones. Once in Yekaterinburg they showed “12” in a hall with 5 thousand seats. There was exactly the same welcome: cordial and warm…
Photo: provided by the press service of the Nikita Mikhalkov Theater and Film Center
As we were told, at the end of the performance, when the actors bowed, Nikita Sergeevich interrupted the applause of the audience to thank not only his colleagues with whom he was on stage, but also all the theater staff working on the performance. backstage. He also thanked the Satire Theater for hosting and providing the stage. And I especially thanked the doctors who were sitting in the hallway…
Recall that Nikita Mikhalkov was hospitalized on January 5 in serious condition. With bilateral pneumonia, he ended up in the intensive care unit of hospital 52. He spent three weeks in a hospital bed. On January 24, he was discharged to his home.