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ENOUGH STUPIDITY IN EVERY WISE MAN
Alexander Ostrovsky

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Nearest shows: 27.10, 21.11

Maly Theatre also known as «The House of Ostrovsky» yet again turns to the work of a great dramatist. «Enough Stupidity in Every Wise Man» is one of those plays that bring fresh life in its wit and humour for a modern audience.

Ostrovsky tells a story of penniless young Glumov, a social climber who seeks entrance into society's pampered class. He has a quick mind that enables him to manipulate his relatives and acquaintances’ vanities and hypocrisies and expose in a diary what he really thinks about them. Being infatuated with pride he is unaware of the dangers it presents…

In 2006 the production received the The State Prize of the Russian Federation in the field of Culture.


Performance Director – Vladimir Beilis

Scenography – Enar Stenberg

Composer – Shandor Kallosh

Costume Designer – Natalia Povago

Lighting Designer – Efim Udler

Assistant Directors – Alexander Shuiskiy, Vladimir Egorov, Tatiana Egorova


Premiere – June 14th, 2002

100th performance – November 20th, 2005

200th performance – October 9th, 2009

300th performance – February 1st, 2014

Running Time: 3 hours 20 minutes

Suitable for 12+yrs

A comedy in 5 acts
The performance runs with one intermission

Roles and actors:

Egor Dmitrievich Glumov, a young man People's Artist of Russia Alexander Vershinin Honored Artist of Russia Vasiliy Zotov

Glafira Klimovna Glumova, his mother Honored Artist of Russia Larisa Kichanova Klavdiya Moiseeva

Neil Fedoseich Mamaev, a rich man, Glumov's distant relative People's Artist of Russia Vyacheslav Ezepov People's Artist of Russia Sergey Eremeev

Cleopatra Lvovna Mamaeva, his wife Laureate of USSR State Prizes and Russian Federation Government Awards, People's Artist of Russia Irina Muravyova

Krutitskiy, an oldman, a very important gentleman People's Artist of Russia Valeriy Afanasyev

Ivan Ivanоvich Gorodulin, a very young and serious man Recipient of the Prize of the Russian Federation Government, People's Artist of Russia Alexander Klukvin

Sofia Ignatievna Turusina, a rich widow, a lady from a merchants’ family People's Artist of Russia Liliya Yudina People's Artist of Russia Aleftina EvdokimovaRecipient of the Prize of the Russian Federation Government, People's Artist of Russia Olga Pashkova

Mashenka, her niece Mariya Seryogina

Egor Vasilievich Kurchaev, a hussar Honored Artist of Russia Vasiliy Zotov Oleg Dobrovan Grigoriy Skryapkin People's Artist of Russia Alexander Vershinin

Golutvin, a man without vocation Recipient of the Prize of the Russian Federation Government, People's Artist of Russia Alexander Ermakov Oleg Dobrovan Mikhail Fomenko

Manefа, a fortuneteller Honored Artist of Russia Olga Chuvaeva Anastasiya Dubrovskaya Nataliya Boronina

1st Toadeater Galina Mikshun

2nd Toadeater Nataliya Shvets Nataliya Boronina

Krutitskiy’s housemaid Anna Zharova Dariya Podgornaya Alina Kirillina

Mamaev's employee Andrey Manke Aleksey Anokhin

Grigoriy, Turusina's employee Honored Artist of Russia Pyotr Skladchikov Pyotr Abramov Aleksey Anokhin

Krutitskiy’s employee Igor Grigoriev Aleksey Anokhin