The Dmitry Krymov Lab's first children's show will take place on 24-26 November.
The Dmitry Krymov Lab is planning to launch a series of four shows for children, called "In Their Own Words." Great works of "adult literature" will be retold by four characters from different countries – a Czech, a Finn, a Frenchwoman, and a Russian. The theme of the first show will be Pushkin's "Eugene Onegin." The show’s creators use the “key" of children’s theatre to open the door to a secret adult world, and tell us about it not through an “encyclopedia of Russian life,” but through an interest in the poet’s own personality – “such a happy person, though in fact very serious and sad, and who was later murdered.” The show was designed by Filipp Vinogradov.
The series will be continued with shows based on similar works of literature, such as Chekhov’s “Sakhalin Island,” Gogol’s “Dead Souls,” and Marx’s “Das Kapital.” The shows are supported by the “Open Stage” project and will be shown in Tau-Zal, at the School of Dramatic Art.
“We came up with a whole series of shows for children, called ‘In Their Own Words.’ Works of ‘grown-up’ world literature will be retold to children by four characters from various countries: a Czech, a Finn, a Frenchwoman, and a Russian. It’s very important to find the right intonation when in conversation with young audiences. We’re hoping, if everything goes according to plan, to create a sort of “children’s subscription” – of shows about world literature for children. As for adults, we’re hoping to release one more work towards the end of the season, based on Hemingway’s novel “Across The River and Into The Trees.”