To me, unsmiling lips bring terror, however scarlet; free from error of grammar, Russian language too."
A. S. Pushkin
based on N. Ostrovsky’s play, “Without a Dowry”
At the story's centre is a sort of 'Russian Carmen.' Except here, she is surrounded not by romantic toreadors and soldiers breaking rank, but with a strictly hierarchical and generally cruel band of "businessmen," with strange, invented names - for example, Mokiy Parmyonich and Kharita Ignatyevna. This allows us to see them as characters in a Russian commedia dell'arte, and to see Ostrovsky himself as the patriarch of a special genre in Russian drama.
A co-production between the School of Dramatic Art and producer Leonid Roberman
The show took part in the 24th International Theater Festival "Kontakt" in Torun, Poland, where is received two awards: Best Director - Dmitry Krymov (granted by THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF TORUŃ, Michał Zaleski) and Best Female Actor - Maria Smolnikova for the role of Larissa Dmitrievna.
Video special effects:
Actors and roles:
Kharita Ignatyevna Ogudalova
Mokiy Parmyonich Knurov
Vasily Danilych Vozhevatov
Yuri Kapitonovich Karandyshev
Sergey Sergeich Paratov
Larisa’s Oldest Sister
Larisa’s Second-Oldest Sister
Technical advisors: K. Fedorov, K. Mukhanov
Lighting: A. Mikhalevsky, A. Morozov
Sound: S. Alexandrov
Video: A. Shaposhnikov, F. Ivanov
Props: M. Masalskaya, N. Urvacheva, E. Gorbacheva
Costumes: I. Bakulina, Y. Kutsenko, O. Terleeva
Illusion effects: Tsitelashvili Brothers Workshop
Pyrotechnics: P. Gorbunov
Stagehands: I. Barakin, V. Guryanov, N. Markov, S. Nazarov, T. Chikovani
Technical director: A. Nazarov
Special thanks to the professor of GITIS Natalia Nazarova and the actor Andrey Mihaljov.
Premiere: 14 September 2017
Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes with one intermission