Ostrovsky’s play “Girdejili yer” was staged at the “ArtEast” theater

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Nikolayevich Ostrovsky, a Russian dramatist whose work is directly related to the theater stage.

On the occasion of this important date, the creative team of the Ashgabat "ArtEast" theater presented to the audience the first performance of the play "Girdejili yer" based on a play by Ostrovsky.

Director Mekan Jumabayev tried himself not only to the classical text of the comedy written more than a century ago, but also to decorate the play by transferring the characters of the play to the modern era. Businessmen in business suits almost live in office chairs and spend their free time in nightclubs.

The main events of the story revolve around Zhadov (Vasily Andronov), a determined young man who works under the tutelage of his uncle, the wealthy businessman Vyshniovsky (Igor Andronov).

The magician refuses to follow the example of his colleagues, who are mired in the mire of greed, corruption and immorality. He wants to earn a decent living and marry a simpler girl, Polina (Nina Supanko). In this seemingly trivial philosophy, the hero actually becomes a "white chicken" for his surroundings.

"When I worked on this play, I came up with the idea of introducing things familiar to any modern person into the framework of Ostrovsky's plays," said Mekan Jumabaev, the director of the play. - These are medical masks and devices that help keep people apart. In general, the performance is based not on classical theater methods, but on the recognition of modern realities so that the play's dramaturgy affects the souls of our contemporaries. The theater is a living organism and must always keep pace with the times .

The new production of the "ArtEast" theater will be presented at the XXV international theater festival "Meetings in Russia" of the CIS countries, which will be held in St. Petersburg from April 7 to 16.

In addition to Turkmenistan, theater groups from Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Abkhazia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Belarus and Russia will perform at the "Baltic House" theater-festival in St. Petersburg.

Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper