Playbill and tickets
One part of the Fairy Tale’s Birthday performance belongs to the action, i.e. quest genre, which is very popular now, and the other one – to the multimedia reading genre combining academic acting, classic Russian folk tales, the best pieces of Russian and world culture, as well as multimedia technologies.
Theodoros Terzopoulos is a world-famous Greek-born theatre director, one of the leading European masters and an inventor of a unique acting method. His staging of Bertolt Brecht’s great play at Alexandrinsky Theatre’s Main Stage is the third appearance at our Theatre: the first was a premiere of Sophokles’ “Oedipus Rex” in 2006, which opened International Alexandrinsky Theatre Festival; second – a repertoire staging of ‘Endgame’ by Samuel Beckett’s play of the same name.
This performance for Alexandrinsky theatre’s Small Stage, based on a play by Peter Weiss, is directed by Andrei Kalinin, who also acts as scenic designer. The Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Company of Inmates of the Asylum under the Direction of Monsieur de Sade is the first Kalinin’s staging at Alexandrinsky Theatre. Composer Ivan Volkov is in charge of musical score. The public knows both him and Kalinin as members of Alexandrinsky Theatre’s Chief Director Nikolai Roshchin creative team.
Andrei Kalinin’s ‘How Blue It Is, The End of Alley…’ is based on the play by prominent painter, writer, theatre and film director Rezo Gabriadze, who is also the Art Director of the performance. This is Andrei Kalinin’s second production at the Alexandrinsky Theatre in Director’s chair: in 2017 he produced ‘The Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat’, which is now performed at the Small Stage.