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Repertoire / Main Stage / ZERO Liturgy 16+
 

Theater transcription by A. Zavyalov and V. Fokin

Performance of Peoples Artist of Russia,Laureate of State AwardsValery Fokin

Stage design and costumes of Distinguished Artist of Russia,Laureate of State Awardsof Russia Alexander Borovsky

Music:
Laureate of the State Awardof Russia Alexander Bakshi

Light designer:
Distinguished Artist of Russia Damir Ismagilov

Musical Director/Assistant Director:
Distinguished Artist of RussiaIvan Blagoder

Plastics: Igor Kachayev

Assistant Director: Ludmila FILIPPOVA

The performance is based on one of the most known F. Dostoyevskys novels: The Gambler. F. Dostoyevsky is one of the authors who Valery Fokins creative is inextricably tightened with. In 1968, his diploma performance at the Shchukin School was Someone Elses Wife and a Husband under the Bed; later on, he had not once turned to the Notes from Underground and Bobok; and his performance The Double produced in 2005 is still played on the Alexandrinsky stage. Appearance of F. Dostoyevskys name on the Alexandrinsky Theaters billboards is absolutely logical. The writers youth was intertwined with the theater. He had visited the theater frequently; followed creative jobs of the great actors. First nights of performances created after his writings had taken place here: such performances as Idiot and The Gambler had a stable and well-deserved success. For Valery Fokin, turning to The Gambler, one of the most effective and sharp novels by F. Dostoyevsky is not by coincidence. The logic of creativity, the logic of his artistic fate leads this director to implementation of one of the most actual today F. Dostoyevskys novels on the Alexandrinsky stage. The theme of gambling, the roulette enslaving a man and making him to betray all the best in himself is the key theme of the entire performance. The ZERO liturgy, a devoted service to the zero, blank, fiction, inevitably leads to decay of a human personality: Dostoyevsky was writing about this in The Gambler, one of his most autobiographical compositions; this is exactly what Valery Fokin is contemplating about in his new production.

Cast:

Alexey Ivanovich

Anton SHAGIN (actor of the Moscow Lencom Theater)
Alexander POLAMISHEV

Polina

Alexandra BOLSHAKOVA

Mr. Astley

Distinguished Artist of Russia Igor VOLKOV
Alexander LUSHIN

General

Peoples Artist of Russia, State AwardLaureate Sergey PARSHIN

De Grie

Tikhon ZHIZNEVSKY

Mademoiselle Blanche

Maria LUGOVAYA

Drandmother

Peoples Artist of Russia Era ZIGANSHINA

Gamblers:

Sergey YELIKOV

Vasilisa ALEXEYEVA

Maria ZIMINA

Elena VOZHAKINA

Ivan YEFREMOV

Victor SHURALEV

Ruslan MESHCHANOV

Sergey SIDORENKO

Stickman

IgorKROLL

Alexey Ivanovich as a child

Kirill ZAMYSHLAYEV

Musicians:
Ivan Bezborodov, Dmitry ZOTIN, Konstantin KOLESNIKOV, Igor MAMAY, Andrey OGORODNIKOV, Svyatoslav CHERESHNICHENKO, Alexander SHCHERBAKOV

The performance goes for 1 hour 40 minutes without intermission.

The first night is on November 10, 2012

The performance was produced with financial support of the Ministry of Culture of Russia and the Northwest Bank of the Sberbank of Russia.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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