Uncle Vanya
September 24, 19:00
Saint Petersburg “Priut komedianta” theatre
Broadcasting
Meeting
Teaser
“St. Petersburg Theatre Seasons” Festival provides its audience not only with an enjoyable experience of watching online the best of Saint Petersburg’s performances. After watching the broadcast, the viewers have an opportunity to meet the creators of the performances and ask them about their work. Hence, the magic of the theatre still continues after the final curtain call is done, and the audience is not confined only to watching performances. Everyone can ask artists or the director a question and receive an honest answer.
All discussions will take place at the Media Centre of the Alexandrinsky Theatre and will be broadcasted online.

The meetings will be hosted by Alexander Platunov, Ph. D. in Art history, a theatre critic, member of the Nominations Committee of the St. Petersburg Highest Theatre Award “The Golden Soffit”.
“St. Petersburg Theatre Seasons” Festival provides its audience not only with an enjoyable experience of watching online the best of Saint Petersburg’s performances. After watching the broadcast, the viewers have an opportunity to meet the creators of the performances and ask them about their work. Hence, the magic of the theatre still continues after the final curtain call is done, and the audience is not confined only to watching performances. Everyone can ask artists or the director a question and receive an honest answer.

All discussions will take place at the Media Centre of the Alexandrinsky Theatre and will be broadcasted online.

The meetings will be hosted by Alexander Platunov, Ph. D. in Art history, a theatre critic, member of the Nominations Committee of the St. Petersburg Highest Theatre Award “The Golden Soffit”.
Аbout the performance

Duration – 2 h. 30 min. with one intermission. Age restriction 16+

One of the most famous Russian plays in the world staged by a young director, actor, and composer Evgeny Serzin.

Professor Serebryakov is going through the dusk of his brilliant career hard and painfully. Serebryakov’s young wife Elena Andreevna is willing to support him, but she falls in love with doctor Astrov — a subject of long-time and unrequited feelings of Serebryakov’s daughter Sonya. Professor’s brother-in-law Ivan Petrovich Voynitsky and doctor Astrov are fond of Elena Andreevna. It is one-sided feelings for the former whereas love of the latter is shared but has no future. This painful love aggravates feelings of dissatisfaction with life and thoughts of it being wasted.

However, uncle Vanya is not the main character in this play. Attention of the audience will be focused on all participants of the performance, on their thoughts, actions, hopes, internal conflicts, and the desire to get to the very heart of the question — what to do if it seems that life has been lived in vain?
Anton Chekhov
Drama

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director — Evgeny Serzin
Set Designer — Sofia Shnyreva
Lighting Designer — Ksenia Kozlova

CAST

Elena Andreevna, Serebryakov’s wife — Darya Melnikova
Alexander Vladimirovich Serebryakov, a retired university professor — Valeriy Degtyar
Mikhail Lvovich Astrov, a doctor — Pavel Chinarev
Ivan Petrovich Voynitsky — Ilya Borisov
Sofia Alexandrovna (Sonya), Serebryakov’s daughter from his first marriage — Veronika Zhukova

The premiere took place on March 19, 2022
Duration – 2 h. 30 min. with one intermission. Age restriction 16+

One of the most famous Russian plays in the world staged by a young director, actor, and composer Evgeny Serzin.

Professor Serebryakov is going through the dusk of his brilliant career hard and painfully. Serebryakov’s young wife Elena Andreevna is willing to support him, but she falls in love with doctor Astrov — a subject of long-time and unrequited feelings of Serebryakov’s daughter Sonya. Professor’s brother-in-law Ivan Petrovich Voynitsky and doctor Astrov are fond of Elena Andreevna. It is one-sided feelings for the former whereas love of the latter is shared but has no future. This painful love aggravates feelings of dissatisfaction with life and thoughts of it being wasted.

However, uncle Vanya is not the main character in this play. Attention of the audience will be focused on all participants of the performance, on their thoughts, actions, hopes, internal conflicts, and the desire to get to the very heart of the question — what to do if it seems that life has been lived in vain?

Anton Chekhov
Drama

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director — Evgeny Serzin
Set Designer — Sofia Shnyreva
Lighting Designer — Ksenia Kozlova

CAST

Elena Andreevna, Serebryakov’s wife — Darya Melnikova
Alexander Vladimirovich Serebryakov, a retired university professor — Valeriy Degtyar
Mikhail Lvovich Astrov, a doctor — Pavel Chinarev
Ivan Petrovich Voynitsky — Ilya Borisov
Sofia Alexandrovna (Sonya), Serebryakov’s daughter from his first marriage — Veronika Zhukova

The premiere took place on March 19, 2022