December | 21 Thu. |

Intrigue and Love

Friedrich Schiller
Premiere: 28 October 2011 | Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes | No intermission | 16+

About

The first time Roman Viktyuk directed the Schiller’s tragedy was in 1969 at the Kalinin Theatre for Young Audiences. The performance was full of passion and sympathised with young characters fighting for their love. The 2011 reincarnation of the play is nothing like it: rough, ironic and uncompromising, full of unresolved contradictions and tragic insights.

The show abounds with cultural parallels and contiguity with today’s reality. By juxtaposing scandalous shamelessness with surprising modesty, and cowardice with love and forgiveness, Viktyuk forces the spectator to reflect upon the absurdity of living without love. Because what it is life without love, filled exclusively with socially constructed expectations and phantoms?

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Artistic team

Author
FRIEDRICH SCHILLER

Director
ROMAN VIKTYUK

Translation from German
NIKOLAY LIUBIMOV

Set designer
VLADIMIR BOER

Lighting designer
SERGEY SKORNETSKY

Assistant director
ANDREY BOROVIKOV

Choreographer-director
MIKHAIL VISHNEVSKY

Sound Director
LIUDMILA PLATONOVA

Stage manager
LARISA PROZOROVSKAYA

Cast and Characters

Ferdinand
IGOR NEVEDROV

Luise
ANNA PODSVIROVA
EVGENIYA SOLANYKH

President von Walter
ALEXANDER DZYUBA

Wurm I
Honorary  Artist of the Russian Federation
DMITRY BOZIN

Wurm II
PAVEL NOVIKOV

Lady Milford
Honorary Artist of the Russian Federation
LIUDMILA POGORELOVA

Miller
OLEG ISAEV

Miller’s wife
MARIA KAZNACHEEVA (ZHOIDIK) 

Hofmarschall von Kalb
Honorary Artist of the Russian Federation
EKATERINA KARPUSHINA

On behalf of the Theatre
IVAN IVANOVICH

Policemen
KONSTANTIN AVDEEV
SERGEY ZAKHARIN
VALERY SEKHPOSOV
YURY PONOMARENKO
IGOR TENSIN
ALEXEY KOTOVSCHIKOV
STANISLAV MOTYREV
MIKHAIL URYANSKY
ANTON DANILENKO
GLEB ISAKOV