Kristina Asmus came from vacation


Кристина Асмус вышла из отпуска
At the opening of the season in the theater.Of course the actress got a surprise from Oleg Menshikov.

Кристина Асмус вышла из отпуска

Kristina Asmus

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Кристина Асмус вышла из отпуска

Artistic Director of the theater.Yermolova, The Oleg Menshikov

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Christine Asmus, which successfully combines movies, and work on the stage, out of
home away from home and came to the opening of the 92nd season of the native theater.Yermolova. There it, as
all the other members of the troupe, was waiting for a big surprise. However, the first artistic Director Oleg Menshikov
by tradition, handed the prize named after Andrei Lobanov (outstanding Director,
after the war, headed the theater.Ermolova). The award went to
producer Valery Shadrin, the head of Chekhov’s famous
theater festival.

But after Menshikov strongly violated old
theatrical tradition to announce at the gathering
company the team’s plans for the next theatre season! Such an unexpected turn Oleg immediately explained. It turned out to change the basis of preparation of the repertoire of the head of the troupe made a long running production of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” By the way, it is believed that any team who took on the rehearsal of the bloody plot, waiting for
the difficulties and troubles!

“When the issue of “Macbeth” was only a month, I found
that young Directors were helpless before this work, at play
was “dismantled,” said the company
Menshikov. Oh, and we spent a lot of money. For example, the gorgeous light I found
five million extrabudgetary. And such a light was not needed and now we it to anyone
can’t sell it. Were made and very interesting design-the scenery
that was … very unfortunate for the spectators.

Кристина Асмус вышла из отпуска

Daria Melnikova

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Кристина Асмус вышла из отпуска

Vladimir Andreev

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In the end, I stopped the rehearsal of “Macbeth.” Due
this moved and premiere of “Duck hunting” (this statement by Yevgeny Marcelli featuring Ivan Yankovsky, Kristina Asmus, Darya Melnikova was one of the most anticipated premieres of the season — approx.ed.). In some
the moment I was in shock, realizing that for the whole season on the Big stage we can not release a single premiere!

Then the situation
straightened (we have successfully done other productions). But now I changed the approach towards the repertoire formation. So I will not pre-announce our plans. The principle of “and if you want to priesterschaft?!”, where in the beginning of the season was called 8-9 loud plays, and then they were not issued, it remains in the past.

In recent years we made a lot of plays, have built up a repertoire. And now we will work, as mentioned Zhvanetsky, carefully! Carefully select the names and Directors. But “Macbeth,” we’ll make sure: the situation with this play, I take it as a personal challenge! And already on September 21, will be “Duck hunting”. But about the future plans you will learn in a month and a half.

Кристина Асмус вышла из отпуска

The winner of “the Lobanovsky” award Valery Shadrin

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Alexander Nazarov

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I can only say that Valentin Gaft, who is still sick, his duet (with Vladimir Andreyev) the play “The biggest little drama” will replace another great actor Alexander Mikhailov. So on October 28 we will have, we can say, the second premiere of this production.

In November will continue our project “Movie on stage”, the start of which was given June 1, “the Pokrovskie gate”. Also together with “the butterfly Effect” we will start the project “+1″, in which the two stars will interview each other and communicate with the audience. What’s more, our theatre will have its own cafe-bar”.

The funniest moment of the report of artistic Director was the mention of repair of the dressing rooms. When Menshikov said that it would be to find the money to put in order the male dressing room, female members of the troupe jokingly protested: “But our when you repair?!” What Oleg said with a smile: “you, women, the dressing room is much neater and cleaner!”

Your report Menshikov concluded on a positive note: “our work is not canceled neither the risk nor the sample. Theatre in General — is healthy and happy!”