FLOWERS FOR CHARLY
Author(s): Daniel Keyes
Director: Iskander Sakayev
Translation from the English: S. Sharov
Dramatic adaptation - Iskander Sakayev
Art Director – Stephania Graurogkaite
Musical Director – Honored Worker of Culture of Russia Ivan Blagoder
Assistant Director – Lana Ivanova
The performance was made after the novel by Daniel Keyes “Flowers for Algernon.” The novelette “Flowers for Algernon” was originally published in the April 1959 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction winning a Hugo Award for the Best Short Fiction in 1960 (The Hugo Awards are given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. The selection process is defined in the World Science Fiction Society Constitution as instant-runoff voting with five nominees.). The author had not only managed to demonstrate the new techniques of narration and plot advancing, but did this in a very natural way: above all things, there is a unique and astonishing story. Keyes later (1966) expanded it into a full-length novel under the same title, which won the Nebula Award for Best Novel awarded by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. In 1968, Director Ralph Nelson produced a quite successful movie “Charly” (poster title “Cha?ly”) after Daniel Keyes’ novel. The movie star Cliff Robertson (Charly Gordon) Won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his work in this movie. In 1980, a Broadway stage musical entitled “Charlie and Algernon” was produced from the novel’s plot.
Charlie Gordon – Vladimir Kolganov
Little Charly - Stepan Balakshin
Alice Kinnian - Distinguished Artist of Russia Elena Zimina
Professor Nemur – Distinguished Artist of Russia Semen Sytnik, Evgeny Kapitonov
Dr. Strauss – Vladimir Lisetskiy
Charlie’s Mother – Distinguished Artist of Russia Yelena Nemzer
Charlie’s sister – Alexandra Bolshakova, Vera Shpak
Assistant Physician – Ivan Parshin, Tichon Zhiznevsky
The First night will take place on October 29, 2007.
The performance goes without intermission.
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes.