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Suddenly, Last Summer

Tennessee Williams
Premiere: 28 October 2016 | No intermission |

About

Tennessee Williams would have turned 105 years old in 2016. To commemorate the great American playwright, Roman Viktyuk decided to produce his last and possibly most daring play, Suddenly, Last Summer. 

Roman Viktyuk has made a name for himself as one of the first Russian directors to successfully tackle the depth and symbolism of the works of Tennessee Williams. His legendary production of The Rose Tattoo starring Irina Miroshnichenko remained in the repertory of the Moscow Art Theatre for 26 years.

Suddenly, Last Summer has been staged in Russia a few times but Viktyuk’s take on it is the first one to highlight the themes of anguish and redemption as being central to the play. Viktyuk’s production is a journey into the subconscious of Tennessee Williams, examining the ideas of eternal youth and adoration of beauty, as well as desire, so present in Williams’s writing with his search for purity of sexual fascination.

Once again, Roman Viktyuk presents us with epic theatre, full of energy and poetry. And once again, he brings out his protagonists into light, saving them from stepping off the balancing line between good and evil.

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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

 

Cast and Characters

Mrs. Venable
Honorary artist of the Russian Federation
LIUDMILA POGORELOVA

Catherine
Honorary 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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