May 23 / thu 20:00-22:15

The Old Man and the Sea


Ernest Hemingway

The read-through and the performance 

In celebration of Yuri Lyubimov’s centenary

Adaptation of the text, set design, direction: Anatoly Vasiliev
Author’s note: Alla Demidova
Music: Vladimir Martynov
Designer: Pyotr Popov
Lighting designer: Taras Mikhalevskiy
Costumes: Vadim Andreyev 

Featuring: Vadim Andreyev (Africa); Alexander Zakutsky, Timur Kabilov, and Sergey Chernykh (the Sea)
The music in the performance is recorded by the Opus Posth Ensemble conducted by Tatiana Grindenko 

The world premiere of this production took place on July 19, 2017, at the Chekhov International Theatre Festival

Chekhov International Theatre Festival
Department of Culture of the City of Moscow 

In association with The Regional Public Fund in Support of Chekhov International Theatre Festival (Chekhov Festival Fund)

The Old Man and the Sea is the first Russian production directed by Anatoly Vasiliev after a long period of silence. The production is about theatre as destiny, as life, and a miracle. It is dedicated to the director Yuri Lyubimov whose name is associated with an era of stage and civil liberty in Russia in the second half of the 20th century. There are two voices in this performance: the spoken one, belonging to the legendary actress Alla Demidova who played leading parts in Lyubimov’s productions at the Taganka Theatre in Moscow, and the musical one, provided by the emblematic composer Vladimir Martynov.


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