Chipovskaya and Pegova become rivals


Чиповская и Пегова стали соперницами
The two Actresses performed a life-threatening stunts under water: they pulled each other’s hair and…

Чиповская и Пегова стали соперницами

Anya Chipovskaya got the role of the opponent of the protagonist — they’re both in love with a young clerk. He played Alexander Gorbatov

Photo: Press service of the theater under the direction of Oleg Tabakov

The two Actresses performed a life-threatening stunts under water: they pulled each other’s hair and each is clearly trying to drown the opponent. This episode, recorded on video, was the final new play of the Theater lead by Oleg Tabakov “Katerina Lvovna” “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk” Leskov. Irina Pegawai here the main role of a merchant’s wife Katerina Ismailova, who for the sake of love to the young clerk (Alexander Gorbatov) is ready to even kill a child! Anya chipovskaya played her rival.

Чиповская и Пегова стали соперницами

Irina Pegova: “the Rehearsal lasted for 12 hours. Plastic so hard that sometimes I thought I was going to suffocate right there on the stage”

Photo: Press service of the theater under the direction of Oleg Tabakov

A fierce battle of the two heroines under the water puts an end to a tragic love story that the Director and choreographer Alla Sigalova told using the unusual techniques. So in addition to “Aqua aerobics” with the melee Actresses had to learn and challenging choreography. “Plastic is so hard that sometimes I think I’m going to suffocate right there on the stage, says Pegova. Is physically it was very hard: rehearsals continued for 12 hours.”

Anya Chipovskaya

Photo: Elizabeth Karpushkina

Intense work was interrupted by laughter. When Pegova suggested Sigalova to change one setting, she jokingly threatened to “Run this play!” And when on the fifth hour of the run the Director noted that “the actors of today, no springs”, Irina laughed: “you Have to go for a spring in a hardware store”.2