YOURS GOGOL. THE LAST MONOLOGUE
The new performance is Valery Fokin’s new rendition of the 2011 performance, which used to be given on the seventh tier of The Alexandrinsky Theatre Historical Stage. Valery Fokin turns back to this subject for a reason. He keeps returning to Nikolai Gogol’s novels, essays and life to come up with new modern ideas and plots. So far, Valery Fokin has created about twenty performances based on Gogol’s works, starting with his student project The Nose, which had been staged in the Shchukin Theatre School with the cooperation of Konstantin Raikin and Yury Bogatyrev even before the comedy The Marriage appeared on the Alexandrinsky Theatre Stage.
Yours Gogol. The Last Monologue does not just give the account of the writer’s last days; it also provides the insight into his ultimate fate and philosophic and religious convictions, as well as giving suggestions about the proper place for an artist in modern life. The performance is based on historical documents as well as the fiction, articles and letters of the author.
The performance premiered on December 17, 2016