Within a special programme dedicated to XI International Alexandrinsky Theatre Festival a lecture by Yuan Hueizin of National Peking Opera Company will be held at the New Stage. She is a permanent member of Central government agencies’ young specialists union of the Republic of China; Republic of China’s supreme category state actress; prominent Peking Opera actress; a member of All-Union People’s Consulate committee.
The event will be streamed online on Alexandrinsky Theatre’s website, starting at 7:00 pm.; held in cooperation with Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in St. Petersburg.
On September 10, Honoured Artist of Russia Irina Alexandrovna Lepeshenkova celebrates an artistic anniversary – fifty-five years on stage of Alexandrinsky Theatre.
Irina Lepeshenkova was accepted into a company of Leningrad Pushkin Academic Drama Theatre in 1962. She played more than ninety characters throughout her career, among them are: Empress (‘The Captain's Daughter’ by A. Pushkin; 1995), Anfisa (‘Three Sisters’ by A. Chekhov; 1998); Miss Crawley (‘Vanity Fair’ by W. Thackeray; 2003), Nanny (‘The Living Corpse’ by L. Tolstoy; 2006); Grandgrandmother Vilya (‘Happiness’ by A. Moguchy and K. Filippov; 2011), the Old Woman (‘Masquerade. Remembrance of the future’ based on Mikhail Lermontov’s drama “Masquerade” and the 1917 performance by Vsevolod Meyerhold; 2014), Nanny (‘The Third Choice’, a revised ‘The Living Corpse’; 2015) and many more.
On September 10, Maxim Didenko’s ‘Chapayev and Pustota’ is to open the residence of ‘Praktika Theatre’, Moscow, at the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre.
The Residence is a joint project of two theatres. Once in every four months productions by ‘Praktika Theatre’ will be performed at the New Stage. First performances will take place from September 10 to September 16 within XI International Alexandrinsky Theatre Festival special programme.
Other productions in the residence’s programme are Maxim Didenko’s ‘Red Cavalry’, Cazimir Liske’s ‘Black & Simpson’ (both - September 14-16), Svetlana Zemlyakova’s ‘Peter and Fevronia of Murom’ (September 10-13).
People's Artist of Russia Igor Volkov’s solo performance ‘An Anxious Box Keeper’s Sketch-Book’ is a part of this year’s Interregional theatre festival “Theatrical Prikhopyor’e”, Balashov town, Saratov Oblast. The performance will be shown on September 9, 7:00 pm, at the New Stage of Balashov Drama Theatre.
To commemorate the bicentenary of Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, an exhibition “A. Tolstoy on the stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre” opens at Nekrasov Library on September 5. Exhibition presents original costumes to stagings of A. Tolstoy’s drama trilogy ‘The Death of Ivan the Terrible’ (1906), ‘Tsar Fiodor Ioannovich’ (1957), ‘Tsar Boris’ (1892).
Exhibition will last until November 10, free admission.