On June 11 a graduate of the Children's Theatre Studio of the Maly Theatre, Sergey Kalashnikov, made his stage debut in the role of the Boy in Alexander Pushkin's The Blizzard. Congratulations to Seryozha with a fantastic debut!
The premiere of the play based on Alexander Pushkin's short story "The Blizzard" was held at the Maly Theatre on April 9 as part of the Easter fundraising event with the support of the Russian Orthodox Church and the "Present" foundation. The play was staged by Aleksey Dubrovskiy and is accompanied by Georgy Sviridov's music performed by the Maly Theatre’s Orchestra.
The script for the playing was prepared by Archimandrite Simeon (Tomachinsky), rector of the Kursk Theological Seminary and confessor of the "Present" Foundation. At a press conference held before the performance, he emphasized the importance of building formally, systematically, and sequentially a sense of art and classical culture with young people.
- Many Christian values become clearer through the cultural prism of classical works, given in living images. The Blizzard is a poem about Divine Providence. The Providence is not a mere fate or a happy coincidence. It involves a person’s participation as well. Without a real person, his choices and his actions, it is hardly possible to realize God's plans.
Vladimir Legoyda, chairman of the Synodal Department for Church-Societyand Mass Media Relations stressed the need for traditional reading of the classics.
- Of course, any production is always within the scope of director’s interpretation. But sometimes, when you see the play you don’t understand, why they decided to keep the name of the original literary work. Why would they write: "based on" or “inspired by”? Just honestly say: "I was inspired by the work of the great author, so I rendered what I rendered." It is a shame to violate the classics. It is a great pleasure that the play was staged at the Maly Theatre, said Vladimir Legoyda.
After the premiere, the performance will become part of the Maly Theatre’s repertoire. Age Restriction: Recommended 12+
Photos by Yulia Makoveychuk
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