Repertoire of the Masterskaya Theatre 

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Idiot. The Return

A phantasmagoria in three acts

Director: Grigory Kozlov

Aleksandr Vampilov

The Elder Son

A comedy in two acts

Director: Grigory Kozlov

Vyacheslav Verbin

Two Evenings
in a Merry House

A drama in two acts based on A. Kuprin’s novel “The Pit”

Director: Grigory Kozlov

 


Mikhail Sholokhov

And Quiet Flows the Don

Life on a Tatar farm in two parts and four acts, based on the eponymous novel

Director: Grigory Kozlov

 

Mikhail Bulgakov

Days of the Turbins

A drama in two acts

Director: Grigory Kozlov

Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Brothers Karamazov

A novel in three acts

Director: Grigory Kozlov

 


Aleksandr Ostrovsky

Dreams of Love, or the Marriage of Balzaminov

A comedy in two acts
based on the play
"Whatever You Go For, You’ll Find"

Director: Grigory Kozlov

 

Venedikt Erofeev

Moscow-Petushki

A poem in two acts

Director: Grigory Kozlov

Mikhail Bulgakov

Notes of a Country Doctor

Director: Grigory Kozlov


Avksenty Tsagareli

Our Avlabar

A comedy in two acts based on the play “Khanuma”

Director: Alexander Kladko

Eugène Ionesco

Rhinoceros

Director: Alexander Kladko

 

Boris Vasiliev

The Dawns Here
are Quiet

A drama in two acts

Director and playwright:
Polina Nevedomskaya

 


Mikhail Shishkin

Letter Book

Director: Natalia Lapina

William Shakespeare

Once Upon a Time in Elsinore. Hamlet

A tragifarce in two acts

Based on William Shakespeare’s tragedy “Hamlet” in B. Pasternak’s translation

Director: Roman Gabria

 

Leonard Gershe

Butterflies are Free

A tragicomedy in two acts

Director: Ivan Strelkin


Ulrich Hub

At the Ark at Eight

A comedy in one act

Director: Ekaterina Gorokhovskaya

Yuri Entin, Vasily Livanov,

Gennady Gladkov

The Musicians
of Bremen

A musical adventure
for children and adults

Director: Ekaterina Gorokhovskaya

Mark Twain

Tom Sawyer

An adventure in two acts

Director: Galina Byzgu


Astrid Lindgren

Karlsson-on-the-Roof

A fairytale in two acts

Director: Galina Byzgu

The Brothers Grimm

The Tale
of a Fisherman,
his Wife and a Fish

An old-time story with transformations

Director: Larisa Markina

 

Samuil Marshak

Cat’s House

A musical play for the whole family based on S. Marshak’s fairytale

Director: Polina Nevedomskaya


Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Ivan & Chert

Director: Andrey Gorbaty

 

Love and Lenin

Director: Roman Gabria

 

 

The Young Guard

The history of myth in three parts

Director: Maxim Didenko,

Dmitry Egorov

 


Elena Erpylyova

Dialogues on
American Jazz

A monodrama with Polina Sidikhina

Director: Anna Zummer

 

Brian Friel

Afterplay

A tragicomedy in one act

 Director: Lyudmila Manonina

 

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

A Gentle Creature

A fantastic story in one act

Director: Andrey Gavryushkin

 


Andrey Bitov

Penelope

A Leningrad odyssey in one act

Director: Grigory Kozlov

 

Fernando Arrabal

Fando and Lis

Director: Ricardo Marin

 

 

"I Didn't See the War"

Director: Fyodor Klimov

 


 

A. N. Ostrovsky’s comedy Whatever You Go For, You’ll Find, which is the basis of our production of Dreams of Love, or The Mariage of Balzaminov, is well-known among audiences. Our theatre offers a new and original take on Misha Balzaminov’s tragicomic search for a rich bride. “The production turned out to be poetic and very intimate, although the comedic elements are also very expressed… But through that farce shines an inexplicable lyric poetry.” (Inna Sklyarevskaya)

 

The lyrical comedy The Elder Son is one of the most popular and demanded plays of the contemporary theatre. In the Masterskaya’s production, it receives a new meaning and new sound. “The Elder Son is usually performed as  a drama of ideas or as a melodrama about loneliness. Kozlov leads his students on a path more familiar to him – comedy. And his comedy solves complex problems of existence not because it’s shallow, but because its essence is to welcome life with open arms, to rejoice in it as a miracle…” (Elena Gorfunkel)

 

Besides Grigory Kozlov’s productions, the theatre’s repertoire also boasts productions staged by his students, young directors of Saint Petersburg.

 

A Gentle Creature (directed by Andrei Gavryushkin) is staged and acted in the best traditions of psychological theatre. It received the Best Actor award at the XV International Festival of Chamber Productions of F. M. Dostoyevsky’s Work.

 

The drama The Dawns Here Are Quiet in Polina Nevedomskaya’s staging is, first and foremost, a story about how “the face of war is not female.” “In this idiotic world order, men contrive their meaningless, foolish and infantile fights in which for some reason young and wonderful women have to die.

 

Contemporary foreign drama is represented in our theatre’s repertoire by the productions of Ekaterina Gorokhovskaya (the teenage comedy At the Ark at Eight by Ulrich Hub), Ricardo Marin (the tragic clownery of Fando and Lis by the absurdist Fernando Arrabal), Liudmila Manonina (Brian Friel’s tragicomedy Afterplay, which won awards for Best Directing Debut and Best Male Role at the XVI International Christmas Parade Festival). All of these plays, well-known to western audiences, are presented in Saint Petersburg for the first time.

 

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