The tour begins with an open rehearsal for the premiere of “Othello”, a performance staged by Alexandrinsky chief conductor Nikolai Roshchin that came out at the end of December. Students of theater universities will see it on April 1, and the public on April 2 on the main stage of the Moscow Art Theater. Chekhov.
Here, on April 5, Attila Vidnyansky’s play “The Trial”, based on the novel of the same name by Franz Kafka, will be shown, and on April 7-8, Nikita Kobelev’s play “The Creature”, based on the novel by Fyodor Sologub “The Little Demon”.
Vidnyansky’s play “The Trial” based on the novel of the same name by Franz Kafka. Photo: provided by the press service of the Alexandrinsky Theater
– All these directors have in common an unexpected and somewhat paradoxical look at classical literary plots, – notes the artistic director of the Alexandrinsky Theater Valery Fokin. – It is not just, as they say, a daring and modern reading. Nikolai Roshchin, Attila Vidnyansky, Nikita Kobelev, turning to great literature by completely different means, assert on the stage the primacy of their own theatrical vision and theatrical language.
Along with performances, the program of the Days of the Alexandrinsky Theater, as always, includes a large additional program: educational and creative meetings, master classes and special events are expected to coincide with the allocation of the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater called after Vsevolod Meyerhold.
This year, the tour will take place in two stages: in the summer, Alexandrinka will return to the capital with another high-profile premiere – Valery Fokin’s play “One Eight Eight One”, which tells about the end of the reign of Alexander II. and the Ascension to the throne of Alexander III.
At the heart of Nikita Kobelev’s work “The Creature” is Fyodor Sologub’s novel “The Little Demon”. Photo: provided by the press service of the Alexandrinsky Theater
– In June, on the stage of the Bolshoi Theater of Russia, we will show our truly large-scale project “One Eight Eight One”, aimed at the events of only one year, which became a turning point for Russian history. This performance was staged by me, in collaboration with the artist Alexei Tregubov and the composer Vyacheslav Butusov. This is the second, after the tour here in 2017 of the play “Masquerade. Memories of the Future”, the experience of the Alexandrinsky Theater at the Bolshoi Theater, – says the director.
Valery Fokin also emphasized that “Moscow tours are always an important artistic examination, and the performances that make up the bill will outline a living portrait of the Alexandrinsky Theater today.”
By the way
In April, after a tour in Moscow, the Days of the Alexandrinsky Theater in Petrozavodsk will be launched. In summer, the Days will also take place in Ulan-Ude, in the year of the centenary of the Republic of Buryatia. In autumn, Alexandrinsky Theater Days are planned in Yerevan, Belgrade and Yekaterinburg.