The Maly Theatre, Ordynka stage, 28 May 2017
Photos by Nikolay Antipov
On May 28 the Maly State Academic Theatre of Russia (Bolshaya Ordynka street, 69) with present for the 400th time the staging of Alexander
Ostrovsky’s play «It’s A Family Affair – We’ll Settle It Ourselves».
The performance that premiered in April 1996 is among the «long-lifers» of the theatre’s repertoire. This famous classic play by Alexander Ostrovsky is included in literature curriculum at schools, and it is particularly pleasant for us to know that for many children the acquaintance with the work of the great playwright begins with the performance of the Maly Theatre. Several generations have been raised on A. Chetvyorkin's production, however «It’s A Family Affair – We’ll Settle It Ourselves» is loved by children and adults alike - the story of a merchant who tried to deceive creditors and betrayed by his own daughter does not leave anyone indifferent. The great literary basis of the play, embellished by the brilliant scenography by Gregory Belov, the cheerful music by Nikolai Parfenyuk and the lively dances staged by Olga Chetvyorkina and the superb acting - some of the best roles were played in Viktor Bortsov, Afanasy Kochetkov, Galina Dyomina, Yulia Burygina turned this production into a real treasure of Maly Theatre’s repertoire.
We warmly congratulate the cast, the whole creative team on their remarkable success and we do sincerely hope that «It’s A Family Affair – We’ll Settle It Ourselves» will have a long and happy stage longevity!