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HOW TO CHEAT THE STATE (The School for Taxpayers)/(L'École des contribuables)
Louis Verneuil and Georges Berr

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Vladimir Beilis stages Louis Verneuil and Georges Berr's ironical comedy «The School for Taxpayers» about legal means to succeed in time of economic recession. Ingenious impostor, Gaston Valtier, knows the most effective ways to build wealth. All you have to do is to establish a school for other distressed taxpayers and teach the French to legally evade paying their taxes. And all that right under his father-in-law’s nose, who is also a Director of the Department of Income Tax. Gaston’s schemes have nearly bankrupted the treasury and made him the sole proprietor of the most recognizable landmarks in Paris - the Eiffel Tower.



Performance Director – Vladimir Beilis

Assistant Director – Vyacheslav Ezepov

Scenography –Stanislav Benedictov

Costume Designer – Vera Komolova

Lighting Designer – Andrei Izotov

Composer – Vladimir Sokolov

Choreographer – Vitaly Kirsanov

Poetry – Dmitriy Bocharov

Assistant Directors – Natalia Demidova, Vladimir Egorov, Vera Kuvshinova


Premiere – October 12th, 2013

Running Time: 3 hours 10 minutes


Suitable for 12+yrs