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ALL THE DAYS ARE NOT ALIKE (DIFFICULT DAYS)
Alexander Ostrovsky

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Nearest shows: 16.12, 26.12, 2.01

"Unknown Ostrovsky"…it might seem almost impossible, as Ostrovsky is considered to be one of the most important and famous Russian playwrights. However, this play has been rarely staged. Maly Theatre’s production of «All the Days Are Not Alike» was directed by Alexander Korshunov. Last time it was staged at the theatre was more than a hundred years ago, in 1895, under its original title «Difficult Days». All the action takes place in a single day which is Monday.

As we know, there are particular omens and superstitions related to the days of the week. In Russia, for example, “If you give away money on Monday, then expenses await you the whole week”, “Did guests visit on Monday? Then expect guests every day for the rest of the week”, “It is best to pull out a tooth on Monday, as there will be no complications”, “If you sneeze on Monday that means you’ll be getting a gift later in the week.” There are more peculiar ones, such as “Do not make kvass on Monday, as the mermaids bathe the drowned in it”, “Do not talk about witches on Monday as they will hear you and can scare you by turning into a dog”. But probably the most common one is that Monday is a difficult day. That is particularly for Ostrovsky’s characters in «All the Days Are Not Alike». On Monday a self-conceited merchant Bruskov, having too much to drink, beats up a gentleman, who then demands a compensation of three hundred thousand rubles! And the only person, who can help him settle the issue is a resourceful clerk Dosuzhev…



Performance Director – Alexander Korshunov

Scenography – Olga Korshunova

Choreographer – Alexei Leschinskiy

Assistant Director – Tatiana Egorova



Premiere – January 5th, 2004

100th performance – June 23rd, 2013

Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Suitable for 12+yrs

A comedy in 3 acts
The performance runs with one intermission

Roles and actors:

Vasiliy Dmytrych Dosuzhev, an official in charge of private affairs народный артист России Alexander Korshunov заслуженный артист России Vasiliy Dakhnenko

Tit Titych Bruskov, a rich merchant заслуженный артист России Dmitriy Koznov

Nastasya Pankratyevna, his wife заслуженная артистка России Irina Telpugova

Andrei Titych, their son Sergey Potapov Mikhail Martyanov

Kharlampiy Gavrilych Mudrov, a solicitor народный артист России Vladimir Dubroskiy Viktor Andrianov Aleksey Anokhin

Natalia Nikanorovna Kruglova, merchant's wife народная артистка России Alyona Okhlupina

Alexandra Petrovna, her daughter Olga Zhevakina Lidiya Milyuzina Lyubov Eshchenko

Vasilisk Pertsov, served in some service, now long retired, a vagabond Dmitriy Zenichev

The Unknown Dmitriy Marin Mikhail Martyanov Sergey Efremov

Lusha, the maid Lyubov Eshchenko Ekaterina Porubel Mariya Kriventseva

ALL THE DAYS ARE NOT ALIKE (DIFFICULT DAYS)
Alexander Ostrovsky
A comedy in 3 acts
The performance runs with one intermission

Nearest shows: 16.12, 26.12, 2.01
Buy tickets

"Unknown Ostrovsky"…it might seem almost impossible, as Ostrovsky is considered to be one of the most important and famous Russian playwrights. However, this play has been rarely staged. Maly Theatre’s production of «All the Days Are Not Alike» was directed by Alexander Korshunov. Last time it was staged at the theatre was more than a hundred years ago, in 1895, under its original title «Difficult Days». All the action takes place in a single day which is Monday.

As we know, there are particular omens and superstitions related to the days of the week. In Russia, for example, “If you give away money on Monday, then expenses await you the whole week”, “Did guests visit on Monday? Then expect guests every day for the rest of the week”, “It is best to pull out a tooth on Monday, as there will be no complications”, “If you sneeze on Monday that means you’ll be getting a gift later in the week.” There are more peculiar ones, such as “Do not make kvass on Monday, as the mermaids bathe the drowned in it”, “Do not talk about witches on Monday as they will hear you and can scare you by turning into a dog”. But probably the most common one is that Monday is a difficult day. That is particularly for Ostrovsky’s characters in «All the Days Are Not Alike». On Monday a self-conceited merchant Bruskov, having too much to drink, beats up a gentleman, who then demands a compensation of three hundred thousand rubles! And the only person, who can help him settle the issue is a resourceful clerk Dosuzhev…



Performance Director – Alexander Korshunov

Scenography – Olga Korshunova

Choreographer – Alexei Leschinskiy

Assistant Director – Tatiana Egorova



Premiere – January 5th, 2004

100th performance – June 23rd, 2013

Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Suitable for 12+yrs

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