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Marquis de Sade’s Masquerade

Andrey Maksimov. Theatre fantasy
Premiere: 28 October 2012 | Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes | No intermission | 18+

About

Roman Viktyuk has already addressed the subject of artist vs. power in several of his works, i.e. The Master and Margarita, Salome or King Harlequin. Now, Viktyuk shares a different perspective on this theme in Andrey Maksimov’s play Marquis de Sade’s Masquerade. Will the character succeed to get out of the hands of “the high and mighties”, avoid the temptation to be “one of them”, stand side by side and enjoy the same privileges?

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Artistic team

Author
ANDREY MAKSIMOV

Director
ROMAN VIKTYUK

Set designer
VLADIMIR BOER

Costume designer
ELENA PREDVODITELEVA

Choreographer
VLADIMIR ANOSOV

Lightning designer
SERGEY SKORNETSKIY

Assistant director
ANDREY BOROVIKOV

Sound director
LUDMILA PLATONOVA

Painting
TATYANA STRELBICKAYA
JEAN DELVILLE

Cast and Characters

Marquis de Sade
DMITRY BOZIN

Inspector Mare
ALEKSANDR DZUBA

Latour (Lacosta)
LYUDMILA POGORELOVA

Justina
EKATERINA KARPUSHINA

Augustin
IVAN NIKULCHA

Security guard
MIKHAIL POLOVENKO

Press

The fate of the controversial Marquis, who spent 17 years in prison and ended his life in a hospital for the insane, is an ideal material to look at the relationship of creator and power, inevitably causing an analogy with today’s time. In Roman Viktyuk’ production de Sade (Dmitry Bozin), his beloved Lacoste, a fanatical revolutionary Justina, Inspector Mare and other characters are solving the philosophical and everyday questions of sexual liberation to the music of The Tiger Lillies, while the performance is torn in a range of emotions from homeric laughter to tragic pause.

Natalya Vashinskaya, «Vash Dosug»