Get ready: today on the Garden ring will be a new bridge. Build it the audience and the performers of the theatre BRIDGE, who knows — the Moscow student theatre, on the Garden ring near Mayakovskaya. At the entrance and will begin construction of the art object, and it will be completed, passing a window on the stage. In General, the Bridge between stage and life will connect in the evening the audience and the art, becoming a symbol of a long way long in 17-th theatrical season.
photo: Alexander Astafyev
We live by the formula of the public theater, ” explains artistic Director Yevgeny Slavutin. – Open the new drama, of novice actors, young audience. Therefore, the cut on the opening day of the season the window… No, not in Europe but right on stage. Only this day to get to play, you will not through the front door and through the window, climbing up the newly constructed bridge.
And inspire the creative “construction” of Chekhov’s the leisurely tea. Conditional on the pavement in front of the entrance to the theater will unfold feast with the characters from the play of George Dolmazyan “Chekhov”. On the roof will play a small Jewish band. Sisters Prozorov will give drink to passers-by the old Russian Ivan-tea. The salt will offer something stronger, and the old firs will be treated the same dried cherries, which “sometimes carts were sent to Moscow and Kharkov”.
But you’re lucky tonight, not only spectators with tickets: theatre celebration will take over the area of the Patriarchal ponds and Mayakovsky square. A few hours before the “Chekhov” an aspiring playwright Konstantin Treplev with placards and banners in support of new art forms, will be sent a demarche on the banks of the Patriarch in search of treasured gulls. And the company I meet from Paris flighty hostess on a swing at the Mayakovsky monument.
Take a breath before the show, which will be in the theater lobby. There by candlelight to live music, guests will remember the main Chekhov’s Testament: “In the person all should be fine…” and tune to a meeting with this most beautiful. That is, “Chekhov”, where there are characters from three plays by Anton Chekhov: “the Seagull”, “the Cherry orchard”, and “Three sisters”, of course. The result exceeded expectations — this production is a student of Eugene Slavutina — George Dolmazyan became a show — opening from different points of view, and because theatre award “Moskovsky Komsomolets”.