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THE QUEEN OF SPADES
Alexander Pushkin

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Andrei Zhitinkin's staging of «The Queen of Spades» is an outstanding, colourful and stylish production, accompanied by beautiful music and poetry that is based on Pushkin's great novel. It is a fantasy, where the romantic drama intertwines with a mystical thriller. Zhitinkin's interpretation of this old story, in spite of its strict classical form, acquires an incredibly modern sound. That is thanks to director’s ironic and keen look on a story written almost two centuries ago.

(«Leisure in Moscow» magazine)



Performance Director – Andrei Zhitinkin

Designer – Andrei Sharov

Costume Designer – Vyacheslav Zaycev

Lighting Designer –Sergey Skorneckiy

Assistant Director – Galina Markina


Premiere – October 20th, 2012

Running Time: 3 hours

Suitable for 12+yrs

Stage version of Andrei Zhitinkin
The performance runs with one intermission
The performance is accompanied by music by Petr Tchaikovsky, Gustav Mahler, Franz Liszt and Alfred Schnittke

Roles and actors:

Countess Anna Fedotovna People's Artist of USSR, recipient of USSR State Prize (The Moscow Academic Theatre of Satire)), People's Artist of the USSR Vera Vasilyeva

Elizaveta Ivanovna (Liza), her foster child Lyubov Eshchenko

Masha, the Countess's maid Olga Zhevakina Natalya Khrustalyova

The Countess's butler People's Artist of Russia Vladimir Safronov Sergey Vidineev

Chekalinsky, an elderly gambler People's Artist of Russia Boris Kluyev People's Artist of Russia Valeriy Babyatinskiy

Tomsky Pavel Aleksandrovich, a prince, grandson of one of four sons of the old Countess Anna Fedotovna People's Artist of Russia Alexander Vershinin

Prince Narumov Honored Artist of Russia Vasiliy Zotov Ignatiy Kuznetsov

Surin, an officer Pyotr Zhikharev

Katov, an officer Konstantin Yudaev

Hermann, a military engineer Alexander Driven

Ladies at the ball Natalya Khrustalyova Mariya Seryogina Valeriya Knyazeva Alyona Kolesnikova Alexandra Ivanova Mary Mark