“Mayakovsky”, “Ivan Vasilyevich…”, “Summer Residents” will delight viewers this fall

Moscow theaters are preparing interesting premieres for audiences.

Moscow theaters are preparing interesting premieres for audiences.

Photo: Mikhail FROLOV

Almost all Moscow theaters opened a new season, held a troupe gathering and announced their plans. As usual, there are a huge number of them, moving on to the next season. We will not feed on distant prospects. We will offer an overview of the upcoming premieres. Some performances have already been released the other day, and some are on the way.

Satire Theater

The Satire Theater will open its hundredth season with the premiere of the play “Ivan Vasilyevich Changes His Profession.” This is a very old production story. In 1935, the Satire Theater began work on the play “Ivan Vasilyevich” based on the play by Mikhail Bulgakov. However, after the dress rehearsal, which took place in the presence of the country’s party leaders, the production was closed and the play was banned. During the author’s lifetime, the play was never published. It was first published in 1965. Based on it, Leonid Gaidai directed the film “Ivan Vasilyevich Changes His Profession,” in which the action was moved to the 1970s.

Director Sergei Gazarov returned the plot to its original time frame. In his play, like Bulgakov’s, two eras will collide on stage – the New Economic Policy and the Russian Middle Ages, where the characters of the play move with the help of a time machine created by the engineer Timofeev. We won’t retell the plot; everyone knows it thanks to Gaidai’s comedy.

The same time machine will become a separate hero of the play. In the finale she has a special “role” prepared for her.

The house manager Bunshu and Tsar Ivan the Terrible are played by People’s Artist of Russia Yuri Vasiliev. Georges Miloslavsky – Artyom Minin / Fyodor Lavrov.

When: 29, 30 September

Ticket price: 3000 – 20000 rub.

Oleg Tabakov Theater

“The Deadly Number” was released at the Oleg Tabakov Theater. Almost thirty years ago, it was staged in “Snuffbox” by Vladimir Mashkov based on the play by playwright Oleg Antonov. The performance was successful, recognized, and awarded awards.

And here on stage is THAT take two – with young actors: Vladislav Naumov, Artur Kasimov, Sevastyan Smyshnikov, Vladislav Miller, Yegor Khokhlov. The guys play lightly, almost weightlessly, while director Vladimir Mashkov set difficult tasks for the artists: to sing, dance, show tricks… Night. In the tent of a traveling circus, the Clown is rehearsing a deadly act to surprise the audience tomorrow. And suddenly he breaks down and falls into the arena. His soul flies out, and four clowns appear from a cloud of dust: Red, White, Black and Long, who bend over the body of their colleague. Each viewer will decide in his own way who these clowns are and why they are here. While the viewer is pondering this, a spectacular spectacle with pyrotechnic tricks, illusion numbers, clown reprises and magical music by Michael Nyman is played out in the arena of a traveling circus. Despite the apparent ease of the performance, this is a serious philosophical parable.

When: September 12, 20, 21, 30.

Ticket price: 3000 – 10000 rub.


The official premiere of the play “Mayakovsky” took place at the Lenkom Theater in Moscow.

This is the debut on the Lenkom stage of director Alexei Frandetti, who was appointed chief director of the theater a year ago. For the 130th anniversary of Mayakovsky, he staged a performance in hip-hop style.

The rapper Basta and his team Gazgolder were responsible for the music and lyrics. The play was written by playwright Nika Simonova. According to Alexey Frandetti, Basta’s music and energy rhyme with Mayakovsky’s poems like nothing else. The author of the scenery in the style of avant-garde artists is set designer Vyacheslav Okunev.

Mayakovsky is occupied by a team of flexible, singing and dashingly dancing young artists from Lenkom. The ensemble’s artists (as written in the program) rap, sing, and perform hip-hop. The performance is very spectacular, as an expensive performance should be.

Vladimir Mayakovsky is played in different compositions by Stanislav Tikunov and Igor Konyakhin. The production also stars Lenkom stars: Ivan Agapov, Lyubov Matyushina, Viktor Rakov, Elena Shanina, Stanislav Belyaev, Sergei Piotrovsky…

When: September 22, 23, October 6.

Ticket price: 2000 – 18000 rub.

Theater named after Gogol

The Gogol Theater began the season with the premiere of the play “Uncle’s Dream” based on Dostoevsky’s story, directed by Alexander Marin. Actress Alena Yakovleva plays the role of the enterprising Marya Alexandrovna Moskaleva, who lives in the provincial town of Mordasov and dreams of marrying off her twenty-three-year-old daughter Zina well. The eccentric Prince K., to whom poor Zina is planned to marry, Alexander Semchev. The young heroes are played by Varvara Komarova and Kirill Kovbas.

When: September 29, October 8, 15, 27

Ticket price: 500 – 5000 rub.

Theater named after Mayakovsky

The first premiere of the season will be the play “Measure for Measure” based on Shakespeare’s play, directed by Sasha Zolotovitsky.

The genre of the play is “anti-comedy”. However, there will be plenty of live music and street humor, bringing Shakespeare closer to today’s newspaper headlines.

“Shakespeare has the intonations of our time: humor, heroes, topical concepts of harassment, body shaming, the Me Too movement…” says director Sasha Zolotovitsky. The performance will be performed on the Small Stage of the theatre.

When: September 16, 17, 30, October 5, 12.

Ticket price: 1200 – 2500 rub.


The first premiere of the season at the Russian Youth Theater is “The House Stood Here,” directed by Marina Brusnikina. The performance is based on the memories of the theater’s old residents about home, life and favorite things. As in Ivan Elagin’s poem “The house stood here. And there was a poplar. No house, no poplar, but suddenly above my head I felt the presence of a volume that was called a corner room…”

The space of the Small Stage will turn into a large multi-room apartment, where actors Larisa Grebenshchikova, Alexey Blokhin, Tatyana Shatilova, Yuri Grigoriev, Vladimir Vasilenko, Tatyana Kuryanova, Andrey Bazhin, Andrey Sorokin, Olga Grishova and others “live”.

When: September 12, 14, 21, 25

Ticket price: 2000 – 2200 rub.

Theater on Malaya Bronnaya

The Theater on Bronnaya hosted the premiere of a play with a funny name – the bitter play “Summer Residents in Bali, or “Assa” 30 Years Later.” The author of the stage fantasy on the theme of Maxim Gorky’s play “Summer Residents”, as you can easily guess from the title of the play, is Konstantin Bogomolov. He is an entertainer and a deft adapter of the classics. The performance features artists from the Bronnaya Theater and guest stars: Alexandra Rebenok and Igor Mirkurbanov.

When: September 12, 19, 25.

Ticket price: 4000 – 16000 rub.


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