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Suddenly, Last Summer

Tennessee Williams
Premiere: 28 October 2016

About

The year, when major American playwright of XX century Tennessee Williams would have turned 105 years old, Roman Viktyuk decided to mark with a premiere of Suddenly, last summer, the most scandalous play by Williams.

Viktyuk – one of the first directors, who many years ago fully revealed the depth of the works of Tennessee Williams to the Russian public. And his legendary The Rose Tattoo starring Irina Miroshnichenko had been on the playbill of the Moscow Art Theatre for 26 years.

The play Suddenly, Last Summer was staged on the Russian theatre scene several times. But Viktyuk is the first who made the themes of martyrdom and redemption as central of the play. Viktyuk’s production is about never receding childhood, eternal youth, adoration of eternal beauty. It’s a leap into the unconscious, subconscious – unattainable. It’s a journey into subconscious of Tennessee Williams, who has always embodied its most terrible depth in his characters, a journey towards the height of desire and purity of desire. Viktyuk has created poetic, energetic, epic theater.

In its jubilee year Roman Viktyuk has put on stage of his theater at Stromynka a performance-revelation about the fate of the creator, a poet, who is initially doomed to  death without any hope of salvation. But one of the main paradoxes of Viktyuk’s mysterial theater is that he always saves its creators – and with them, and the public, – bringing them to light.

 

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Artistic team

Author
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS

Director
ROMAN VIKTYUK

Adaptation and Russian translation
VIKTOR DENISOV

Costume designer
DIMITRY DEMIN

Sound designer
LIUDMILA PLATONOVA

Ligting designer
SERGEY SKORNETSKY

Assistant director
ANDREY BOROVIKOV

Assistannt director
Stage manager

Cast and Characters

Mrs. Venable
honarary artist of the Russian Federation
LIUDMILA POGORELOVA

Catherine
honarary artist of the Russian Federation
EKATERINA KARPUSHINA

Doctor Cukrowicz
MIKHAIL POLOVENKO

George
NIKITA KOSTOCHKO

Mrs. Grace Holly
MARIA KAZNACHEEVA

Sister Felicity
MARIA MATTO

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