Wolves and sheep
September 23, 19:00
Baltic House Theatre-Festival
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”.
The stream will be available on this page according to the event schedule.
“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 – 3 h. with one intermission. Age restriction 16+

Inhabitants of a small town live their own lives taking their time over tea with baranki whereas cosmic scale passions are raging under the surface of this quiet provincial pool. Enterprising landowner Murzavetskaya is aspired to pocket the inheritance of a rich young widow Evlampia Kupavina. Murzavetskaya almost reaches her aim having played matchmaker between her nephew and the widow. Unexpectedly, a new participant joins the race. It is a “great schemer” landowner Vasily Berkutov.

So, who will win the prize?

“There is a tradition of staging Ostrovsky’s plays simply and in strict accordance with the text. But we have set a goal of discovering additional meanings that are hidden between the lines. We cast aside a historical cover having left only the outline of the play and, to our surprise, it turned out to be decidedly contemporary. The author wrote his story in a way that every viewer could find themselves out among the characters and laugh or maybe get scared. That is why Ostrovsky is a genius dramatist,” Andrzej Buben, director.
Alexander Ostrovsky
Comedy in five acts

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director — Andrzej Buben
Set Designer and Costume Designer — Svetlana Tuzhikova
Composer — Gleb Kolyadin
Lighting Designer — Konstantin Udovichenko
Executive Producer — Margarita Pyantina

CAST

Meropia Davydovna Murzavetskaya, a 65-year-old maid and landowner of a large but disordered estate, quite influential over governorate affairs — Natalia Parashkina
Apollon Viktorovich Murzavetsky, a young man of 24, retired Praporshchik, Murzavetskaya’s nephew — Arseniy Vorobyov
Glafira Alekseevna, a young poor relative of Murzavetskaya — Anastasia Podosinnikova
Evlampia Nikolaevna Kupavina, a rich young widow — Mariya Lysyuk
Anfusa Tikhonovna, her aunt — Alla Emintseva
Vukol Naumovich Chugunov, a sixtyish former member of a district court jury — Yuri Elagin
Mikhail Borisovich Lynyaev, a wealthy obese gentleman in his late 40s, Honorary Justice of the Peace — Sergei Andreychuk
Vasily Ivanovich Berkutov, a landowner and Kupavina’s neighbour, a middle-aged imposing man, already balding but very lively and agile — Valery Solovyov, Honoured Artist of Russia
Pavlin Savelich, a butler — Alexander Peredkov
Klavdy Goretsky, Chugunov’s nephew, a handsome curly-haired young man with ruddy face — Stanislav Shapkin

The premiere took place on December 25, 2020
Duration – 3 h. with one intermission. Age restriction 16+

Inhabitants of a small town live their own lives taking their time over tea with baranki whereas cosmic scale passions are raging under the surface of this quiet provincial pool. Enterprising landowner Murzavetskaya is aspired to pocket the inheritance of a rich young widow Evlampia Kupavina. Murzavetskaya almost reaches her aim having played matchmaker between her nephew and the widow. Unexpectedly, a new participant joins the race. It is a “great schemer” landowner Vasily Berkutov.

So, who will win the prize?

“There is a tradition of staging Ostrovsky’s plays simply and in strict accordance with the text. But we have set a goal of discovering additional meanings that are hidden between the lines. We cast aside a historical cover having left only the outline of the play and, to our surprise, it turned out to be decidedly contemporary. The author wrote his story in a way that every viewer could find themselves out among the characters and laugh or maybe get scared. That is why Ostrovsky is a genius dramatist,” Andrzej Buben, director.

Alexander Ostrovsky
Comedy in five acts

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director — Andrzej Buben
Set Designer and Costume Designer — Svetlana Tuzhikova
Composer — Gleb Kolyadin
Lighting Designer — Konstantin Udovichenko
Executive Producer — Margarita Pyantina

CAST

Meropia Davydovna Murzavetskaya, a 65-year-old maid and landowner of a large but disordered estate, quite influential over governorate affairs — Natalia Parashkina
Apollon Viktorovich Murzavetsky, a young man of 24, retired Praporshchik, Murzavetskaya’s nephew — Arseniy Vorobyov
Glafira Alekseevna, a young poor relative of Murzavetskaya — Anastasia Podosinnikova
Evlampia Nikolaevna Kupavina, a rich young widow — Mariya Lysyuk
Anfusa Tikhonovna, her aunt — Alla Emintseva
Vukol Naumovich Chugunov, a sixtyish former member of a district court jury — Yuri Elagin
Mikhail Borisovich Lynyaev, a wealthy obese gentleman in his late 40s, Honorary Justice of the Peace — Sergei Andreychuk
Vasily Ivanovich Berkutov, a landowner and Kupavina’s neighbour, a middle-aged imposing man, already balding but very lively and agile — Valery Solovyov, Honoured Artist of Russia
Pavlin Savelich, a butler — Alexander Peredkov
Klavdy Goretsky, Chugunov’s nephew, a handsome curly-haired young man with ruddy face — Stanislav Shapkin

The premiere took place on December 25, 2020