‘La Traviata’ episode
characters and cast:
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.
‘How Blue It Is, The End of Alley…’ was first premiered in Le Theatre Vidy, Lausanne (Switzerland) in 1993. Natasha Parry, Peter Brook’s colleague and spouse, played the main role in that performance. Peter Brook himself attended the event. His words were: ‘Gabriadze is indeed a great inventor. His systemized character types are deeply intimate and inner born. They fill the theatrical action with poetics and transcendental realism. His art enriches European theatre landscape with artistic power and positive, humanistic outlook.’
Premiered on Decmber 27, 2018