1 Narodnaya Ulitsa,
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Administrative Director
Mikhail Barsegov
Deputy Director
Alexander Ryazantsev
The St. Petersburg Masterskaya Theatre Repertoire

Galatea's Dreams

Laurent Mann. Drama. Translated by Anastasia Soghomonyan

Andrei Gavryushkin's play by French playwright Laurent Mann weaves together two stories of musicians – a street guitarist and a seriously ill pianist. One treats music as a pleasant pastime, a way to make easy money, a hobby successfully turned into a profession. The other breathes music and would live it if it were not for a rare, incurable, terrible disease. An easy acquaintance develops into a serious and sincere conversation, soul mates find each other, and Leo for the first time realizes the difference between himself and a true musician, understands the essence and meaning of serving music and the despair and pain of separation from it. Two worlds, two views, two destinies – one music, one purpose of life.
Accidentally meeting two hopelessly lonely people can never be together: Leo needs Lina crazy, obsessed, not like everyone else – and Lina dreams of becoming normal, like everyone around her, like everyone else. But when she stops being herself – she will no longer be needed by the one person she wants to be with forever.

The black-and-white space of the play is a strange, unaccustomed reality, reflecting the inner essence of the story about a man forced to live a life he was not born to live, and realizing every second that he will never be able to live a real life.

Premiere – March 25, 2021
Duration – 1 hour 10 minutes without intermission
For audiences 16 years and older


  • Director – Andrei Gavryushkin
  • Artist – Vasily Semyonov
  • Costume Designer – Natalia Grosheva
  • Lighting designer – Alexander Sarbaev
  • Composer – Andrey Didik
  • Video – Andrey Ksenzov
  • Ballet Master – Oleg Pashati
  • Sound engineer – Egor Ubel, Alexander Larionov
  • Assistant Director – Alexandra Gayevaya