Playbill and tickets
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.
The performance by Beniamin Kots and his team was chosen from draft-projects of five ‘Laboratory 17’ finalists. ‘Laboratory 17’ is a competition for young directors, launched by the Alexandrinsky Theatre last summer. Theatre’s Principal Director Nikolai Roshchin mentors the competition. Its goal is to develop into a space for debate and communication between debuting directors and dramatists, who present unconventional productions of contemporary plays and stories.
On February 22, 23 and 24, 2019 the premiere of ‘Stalin. The Genesis’ by Valery Fokin will take place at the Main Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre.
The years of Stalin’s power and his personality are among Russian history’s most tough, tragic and grievous issues, still breaking the Russian society up. However, every tragedy has its roots and that is what theatrical art seeks. ‘Stalin. The Genesis’ is a story of spiritual and moral transformation of young revolutionary Joseph Jughashvili into totalitarian ruler, a story of how human dies and tyrant is born.
‘Sunline’ is produced by novice and prospective director from Moscow Zhenya Berkovich at the Alexandrinsky Theatre’s New Stage. The production is based on Ivan Vyrypaev’s play of the same name. The plot spins around a dialogue between Barbara and Verner, who are married for seven years already. The author himself describes a play as ‘a comedy, which demonstrates the way of achieving a positive result’.