Theatrical mystery-play in two acts with prologue and epilogue based on two masterpieces of Russian classics
Combining, seemingly, be incompatible - the comedy of the "Autumn Ennui" of N. Nekrasov and "Feast During the Plague" of A. Pushkin, the director and his universal gifted actors pay the viewer's eyes not only to the classic past, but also to the most stormy present. The performance for the connoisseurs of theatre arts, as well as for all lovers and lovers of new theatrical discoveries.
Directed by - Nabi Abdurakhmanov
Starring - Jalol Yusupov, Vassa Vasileva, Milana Steinke, Rustam Majidov
Composer - Ilya Khalmurzaev (Moscow, Russia)
Costume designer - Vassa Vasileva
The premiere took place on May 23, 2019, as a joint project of the ESSENCE Theater-Studio and Davidzon Radio, New York.
" Theatre!.. Do you love the theatre as I love it, that is, with all powers of your soul, with a whole enthusiasm, with a whole ecstasy… In you I saw the whole world, the whole universe, with all their diversity and splendor, with all their magical mystery!.." - Belinsky as you can't better reflect the atmosphere of this inexpressible action. Combining, seemingly, be incompatible - the comedy of the "Autumn Ennui" of N. Nekrasov and "Feast During the Plague" of A. Pushkin, the director and his universal gifted actors pay the viewer's eyes not only to the classic past, but also to the most stormy present. The performance for the connoisseurs of theatre arts, as well as for all lovers and lovers of new theatrical discoveries.
This show is a paean to the festive quality of theatre art.
In 2019, the creators of this play based on the comedy of N. Nekrasov and the tragedy of A. Pushkin "Feast During the Plague" did not even imagine that in just less than a year, the real modern "Plague" - Covid-19 would hang over the world. But just being artists, as according to the great teachings of C. G. Jung, they anticipated and brought to audience their sense of the most important thing in the present moment of life. And, indeed, it is the desire to build, to arrange around yourself a real talented "Theatre", in which Life reigns, that helps to resist the still existing "mighty squads of the Plague".
The show goes in Russian with English subtitles.
“THE SKY IS FALLING, OR JOY AND SIN” is the first project and the beginning of the ESSENCE Theatre-Studio in New York.
Quotations from reviews of the show:
Congratulations! The Theater was born! Real theater! Daring theater! Modern theater! Thanks to the enthusiasts of the theater art! To talented director Nabi Abdurakhmanov and to great actors! We look forward to continue! Sima Berezanskaya. Davidzon Radio.
A bold and quite justified mixture, a combination of Nekrasov and Pushkin works in one show deepens the works of each of the great poets. This is a beautiful artistic concept and a wonderful embodiment.
Everything is wonderful. The work of the actors shocked us. Directing is brilliant. Keep it up.
Great and relevant in our time. Loved it!
Thanks for the awesome staging. Awesome acting game. We hope to see future productions. Bravo!
Director Nabi Abdurakhmanov, after the successful production of this play in New York, was invited in June 2019 and staged Nekrasov's comedy "Autumn Ennui" in the Tashkent "DIYDOR" Theatre-studio, Uzbekistan, in Uzbek language.