Penza play “Sevastopol Waltz” opens 223rd theatrical season
Penza, 9 September 2015. PenzaNews. The Penza region Lunacharsky Drama Theater held an official opening of the 223rd theatrical season in the evening of Tuesday, September 8.
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The new season was nicknamed “The Reboot,” said Sergei Kazakov, artistic director of the theater, Distinguished Artist of Russia.
“It will be fully dedicated to the audience – people who love theater or possibly came here for the first time. We must do everything to make them fall in love with the theater,” he added.
The play after Alexander Ostrovsky’s script “The Last Victim” will be the first premiere of the season, Sergei Kazakov noted.
“The play will be produced in the classical traditions of the Russian theater, which is a great rarity nowadays. Few theaters may follow through a play in classic traditions. We are trying to recall them, and this ended up being a very interesting task,” said the artistic director.
The month of October will be full of travels and guest performances for the actors, added the Distinguished Artist of Russia.
“We will be going to Lipetsk on the 16th for the small plays festival with the play ‘A Hero of Our Time,’ and show our play ‘Funny Money’ in Orel on the 18th,” Sergei Kazakov explained.
In addition to that, he stressed, the theater troupe was invited to take part in the Yuri Polyakov play festival in early November.
Describing the reasons behind their choice of “Sevastopol Waltz” as the opening play of the season, the artistic director pointed out that this performance is the most cash-successful and the most enjoyed by the Penza public.
The play was preceded with a speech by the acting head of the Penza region Department of Culture and Archive Evgeny Shilov, who congratulated the audience with the season opening and wished the troupe to achieve new heights.
The theater-goers also got a glimpse of the new actors of the theater: Anatoly Ivanov, Distinguished Artist of Russia; and Sergei Pakhomov, former worker of the Penza Puppet House.
The official events were followed by the play “Sevastopol Waltz.”