Kirill Serebrennikov staged one of the most enigmatic and fabulous of Shakespeare’s comedies, transforming it into a fascinating theatre trip. The audience, guided by the characters, rambles through the mysterious forest while the plot takes place in four different spaces. Prose insertions by the playwright Valery Pecheikin are mounted into Shakespeare’s text in verse, as if the characters were at a psychoanalyst consultation, wanting to deal with their subconscious fears.
The young and enthusiastic Alexander Aduev arrives in the capital from province ready to conquer the world. Very soon though, all his ideals are trampled, and he repeats the fate of his practical and dispassionate Uncle Peter. What this story would have turned into in the XXI century? What kind of person would Aduev be today? What has changed in the Russian life during the last 150 years?
Aleksandr Vvedensky is one of the most famous Russian absurdists. He wrote a lot of theatre plays which were not published until the end of the 80s and therefore were not staged until now. Thus “Christmas at the Ivanovs” had not been performed in its entirety in Moscow until this production at the Gogol Center.
The new show of the art director of Gogol Center Kirill Serebrennikov made after the "poem" by Nikolai Gogol, an iconic book for Russian culture. Al the female roles are played by male actors, and the text is put onto the music specially written by a well-known Russian composer Alexander Manotskov.
Fairies is a monologue of the generation of twentysomething. About time, about themselves, about their dreams and problems, about politics, about love and about the lack of the human warmth. The characters of the play are young men and girls, who have become adults, looking for their place in this world.
A new performance by the French director David Bobée who has already made "Metamorphosis" in the Gogol Center. The director tries to find out who is it - Hamlet of the 21st century, using all the means of contemporary theatre.
The story of a blind princess, from whom the blindness is concealed from the moment of the birth, formed the basis of the last, and one of the most famous, operas by Tchaikovsky. Iolanta lives in the blissful ignorance of the visible side of the world until love comes into her life. The new feeling makes her believe that she can be aware of something other than music, scents and touches. To be fully healed she just needs to sincerely wish to see. But how do you wish for that which you don’t know and are accustomed to deny?
Franz Kafka (1883–1924) is a writer, whose works were mostly published after his death (and against his will) and have disturbed and frightened the world for nearly a century. A genius, a prophet, the master of literary horror and absurd, one of the most influential authors of all time. His life and creativity, his time, the romances that didn’t happen, strange encounters, all the delusions and revelations of a modest insurance clerk are brought to the Gogol center stage to create a true symphony.
The production by Kirill Serebrennikov, based on biographical play by Valery Pecheikin, is a large-scale phantasmagoric canvas, a physically tangible voyage to the planet of Kafka. It contains Kafka’s horror, his peculiar humor, and the bizarre beauty.
The performance based on the works of the legendary OBERIUt Daniil Kharms staged by the young director from St. Petersburg, nominee of the Theatre Award 'Golden Mask' Maxim Didenko. On the big stage of Gogol Center you will see a complex and large-scale production with live music and lots of actors involved. One of the characteristic features of Didenko's works is the etude method of acting and directing. The play os created by the director together with the actors , who become equal co-authors here.
The performance will be based on the works of the legendary German playwright Heiner Müller - “Hamletmachine”, “Quartet” - as well as his letters and diaries. Unfortunately, they are not yet known in Russia, in spite of the fact that it has been thirty five years since they were written and got their triumphal success worldwide.
The first Russian production of a play by German playwright Marius von Mayenburg. The main character, schoolboy Veniamin, thinks he knows everything about moral standards — how to follow it, how to protect it, what’s good and what’s bad. His behavior is becoming a serious challenge for everyone.