Playbill and tickets
Valery Fokin’s performance based upon the play by Leo Tolstoy called The Live Corpse continues the series of the director’s current research into the tragic relationship of a man and the soulless reality that drives the character to escaping from the real world.
The performance was the winner of the GOLDEN MASK Russian National Theatre Award in the Best Artist’s Work (Semyon Pastukh, Scenic Design) and Best Supporting Actor (Nikolai Marton as the Stranger) categories.
This large-scale project created by the Alexandrinsky Theatre Artistic Director, Valery Fokin, was the opening event at the 8th International Theatre Festival, which was also the year of Mikhail Lermontov’s 200th anniversary.
...The performance is about creativity, it is about creating the relationships we want. We may call the Sun the Moon, yet it will still be the Sun. In other words, the what is more important than the how. The play teaches us that the true dreams of our heart may come true. That’s it. After all, like any other work of art, theatre is a dream…