28.06.2019 19:30 - Buy a ticket
29.06.2019 19:30 - Buy a ticket

This performance, based on the novel by I. Turgenev ‘Smoke’, was produced at the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre as a winning application of ‘Laboratory 18’ competition for young directors. The performance is in two acts, with the first one directed by Mikhail Milkis and the second — directed by Aleksey Demidchik.

Smoke. Act I
Directed by Mikhail Milkis  

Cast: Ivan Batarev, Elena Vozhakina, Andrei Panin, Daria Stepanova
Duration: 1h. 15m. with no intermission

Smoke. Act II
Directed by Aleksey Demidchik 

Cast: Nikita Vinogradov, Anna Draznina, Maria Lopatina, Mikhail Nikolaev, Artyom Urenkov, musicians: Elina Lebedze, Ignat Khlobystin, Vadim Khokhryakov
Duration: 1h. 15m. with no intermission



The goal of Alexandrinsky Theatre’s ‘Laboratory’ competition for young directors is discovering theatre directors of tomorrow. The New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre, with its innovational state-of-the-art equipment, is a perfect match for director’s debut for those who cherish unusual scenic ideas. ‘Laboratory 18’ was dedicated to the 200th anniversary of I. Turgenev, thus his novel ‘Smoke’ was a task for all participants. 

Premiered March 29 and April 9, 2019

New Stage