The Space Odyssey of Major Pronin

The Space Odyssey of Major Pronin. A Progressive Melodrama. The St. Petersburg Masterskaya Theatre

The Space Odyssey of Major Pronin

A Progressive Melodrama


“He was a simple government employee; he never stood out in a crowd but he was forced to give up his family, friends and everything near and dear to him to cross the Universe and return to himself.”


(From an interview with the director Pyotr Cohen)


When Stepan Nikolaevich Trebuntsov, a provincial Russian actor, split with his wife, Lena Ruchimskaya, it was the start of an unusual period in his life. His only salvation were his amusing dreams, in which his memories became intertwined with his unrealized dreams. In this world, the motifs of Alexander Kuprin’s Garnet Bracelet and the Wachowski Siblings’ Matrix.

The Space Odyssey is an ironic fantasia on the subject of professional relationships, art and love.


Premiered 27 October 2017

Duration: 2 hours with no interval

Recommended for audiences 18 and up

The show contains explicit language

Production Team:

Director and Playwright – Roman Gabria

Composer – Vlad Krylov

Additional Music Selection – Dmitri Zhitkov
Movement – Roman Koganovich

Production Designer – Sergei Novikov

Light Designer – Igor Tupikin

Light Technician – Sergei Tokarev
Sound Engineer – Alexander Larionov

Video – Alexander Malyshev, Fyodor Sokolov

Singing Coach – Grigory Uglov


The actor Stepan Nikolaevich Trebuntsov, performing the role of Major Pronin – Ilya Borisov

His internal voice – Sergei Agafonov

Elena Ruchimskaya, Trebuntsov’s former spouse – Yulia Nizhelskaya

Lyonya, their son – Danya Shipitsyn

Pyotr “Cohen” Yakovenchuk, the young director and screenwriter of The Space Odyssey – Igor Klychkov

Natalya Apelsinova, a TV Journalist and Host – Maria Srogovich

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