PERFORMANCES

Y. Kim, L. Eidlin

YOUNG IGNORAMUS

Comic opera by Fonvisin's play in 2 acts

               
               

    His brilliant comedy "Young ignoramus", familiar to all of the school program, Denis Fonvizin created 230 years ago ... Is it possible to revive the classics make it funny for a modern audience? .. Yes!
    The authors sought to create his play, free from conventional thinking about the play of the 18th century. For their performances they have chosen the genre of comic opera, which was written by the famous bard Yuliy Kim in collaboration with Leonid Eidlin, reviving her musical flair and witty allegory.
    No man in Russia, unfamiliar with the songs of Yuliy Kim, sounding more than 40 movies! "Bumbarash", "12 chairs", "Ordinary Miracle", "Moustached Nurse", "About Little Red Riding Hood," "The Man from Boulevard des Capucines", "Formula of Love" ... Imbued with humor and irony, friendly, songs and Yuliy Kim in our performance create an atmosphere of serene lightness and wit.
    We have before us ... Prostakov’s the family country estate. Here, everything is subject to the will of the sovereign mistress having the wardship and no permitting lawful liberties not only his servants, but his family. The only joy and delight for maternal heart: her favorite son Mitrofanushka for which nothing and no pity. Mitrofanushka with his "I do not want to learn, want to get married" - a typical example of teenage infantilism and complacency, which all overshadows common sense. Where did these kids come from, if not from their parents? ..
    Our play makes think about a lot of things. But this is not a manual on education. There's a lot of music, figurative sculpture, funny and lyrical jokes. As a result, edification plays on stage transformed into a living, dynamic, hilarious comedy, built on bright, grotesque images and characters.

Director
Irina Zubzhitskaya

the Director of the plastic
Natalya Petrova-Rudaya

Scene designer
Olga Kulagina

Costume designer
The Laureate of the national theatrical award “The Gold mask”,
the Laureate of the State Award of the Vologda region
Olga Reznichenko

Lighting designer
The Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation,
the Laureate of the State Award of the Vologda region
Sergey Shpagin

Composer
Yuliy Kim

Arrangement
Vladimir Pliss

Music director, choirmaster
Larisa Vasilyeva

Stage Movement
the Laureate of the State Award of the Vologda region
Oleg Guryanov

Soundman
Yegor Mashyanov

The Premiere has taken place on March, 16th, 2013

Characters and performers:

PROSTAKOV
Alexander Lobantsev

Mrs. PROSTAKOVA
Larisa Kochneva,
the Laureate of the State Award of the Vologda region
Alla Petrik

MITROFAN, their son, young ignoramus
Denis Dolbyshev,
the Laureate of the State Award of the Vologda region
Victor Harzhavin

SKOTININ, Prostakova’s brother
the Laureate of the State Award of the Vologda region
Eduard Ablavatsky

PRAVDIN
The Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation Igor Rudinsky

STARODUM
The Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation Alexander Mezhov,
The Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation Viacheslav Teplov

SOFYA, niece of Starodum
Darya Sahnovskaya,
Yekaterina Chaukina

MILON
Alexander Yefremov

YEREMEEVNA
The Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation,
the Laureate of the State Award of the Vologda region Elena Avdeenko,
Natalya Isaeva

KUTEYKIN, seminarist
Vasily Limonov,
Timur Mirgalimov

TSYFIRKIN, retired sergeant
Ilya Grednev

VRALMAN, tutor
Vladimir Bobrov

TRISHKA, tailor
Andrey Kamendov

CHORUS: peasants, peasant women, soldiers
Alyona Danchenko,
Denis Dolbyshev,
Larisa Kochneva,
Vasily Limonov,
Yana Likhotina,
Timur Mirgalimov,
Alla Petrik,
Darya Sahnovskaya,
Anna Terentyeva,
Yekaterina Fedyakova,
Victor Harzhavin,
Yekaterina Chaukina,
Nikita Smirnov (soloist of ensemble contemporary choreography “Caprice”)

Performance is conducted by the assistant producer
Maria Bogovina