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THE YOUTH OF LOUIS XIV
Alexandre Dumas, père

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The action of the play takes the audience back to the days when Louis XIV, also known as the Sun King, was a young and carefree King of France, whose mind was preoccupied mostly with glamorous entertainment, sumptuous dinners, hunting, dancing in balls and young mistresses rather than government affairs. The story begins when Louis the Great, puzzled about how to deal with the intrigues of the court, shady dealings and backstabbing, gets acquainted with Jean-Baptiste, the son of a court upholsterer Poquelin, considered an idle and reckless young man by his father. Jean-Baptiste, who assumed the name Molière in the hope of a particular theatrical privilege, offers the king an amusing way out of a tangled situation…




Performance Director – Yuri Solomin



Scenography – Alexander Glazunov



Composer – Grigory Gobernik



Costume Designer - Vyacheslav Zaitsev



Lighting Designer – Damir Ismagilov



Choreographer – Natalia Tsybulskaya



Assistant Directors – Vladimir Egorov and Natalia Demidova





Premiere – December, 2014



Running Time: 3h 15min





Suitable for 12+yrs

A Comedy in 5 Acts
Translated by Yuri Korneev
The performance runs with 1 intermission

Roles and actors:

Louis XIV Mikhail Martyanov

Philippe, The Duke of Anjou (Monsieur) brother of the King Aleksey Konovalov

Charles Stuart (Charles II of England) Honored Artist of Russia Alexander Beliy

Mazarin Recipient of the Prize of the Russian Federation Government, People's Artist of Russia Alexander Ermakov

Molière Dmitriy Marin

Jean Poquelin People's Artist of Russia Sergey Eremeev

Guitaut, Captain of the Guards Honored Artist of Russia Viktor Bunakov Honored Artist of Russia Sergey Tezov

Bouchavannes, a musketeer Evgeniy Voronov

Count de Guiche Maksim Khrustalyov

Marquis de Montglat Pyotr Abramov Pyotr Zhikharev

Count de Dangeau Sergey Efremov

Duke de Grammont Recipient of the State Prize of the Russian Federation, Honored Artist of Russia Yuriy Ilyin

Duke de Villequier Honored Artist of Russia Vasiliy Dakhnenko

Beringhen, Secretary to the Queen Mother Igor Grigoriev

Bernouin, Cardinal Mazarin's valet de chambre Alexander Naumov

Bregy, a musketeer Andrey Sergeev

Superintendent Fouquet Pyotr Zhikharev

Pimentel, the Spanish Ambassador Honored Artist of Russia Sergey Tezov Sergey Vidineev

Anne of Austria People's Artist of Russia Svetlana Amanova

Madame Henriette Ekaterina Vasilyeva

Marie de Mancini Valeriya Knyazeva

Miss de la Motte Alyona Kolesnikova

Georgette Daria Mingazetdinova

Charlotte Mariya Seryogina

First lady-in-waiting Honored Artist of Russia Irina Telpugova

Second lady-in-waiting Yulia Safronova