A Midsummer Night's Dream Is Going To Be Premiered This Autumn
We are glad to announce the start of the rehearsals for the new production after A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespear. The famous comedy will be directed by a well-known Russian director Andrey Prikotenko. The premiere is scheduled for September 8.
Andrey Prikotenko is the principal director of the Old House Novosibirsk State Dramatic Theatre. Earlier, 2007 through 2009, he was the artistic director of the Anton Chekhov Russian Theatre in Riga. He also co-operated with the Tovstonogov Bolshoi Dramatic Theatre in Moscow where he directed Another Summer after the play by Ernest Thompson, The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh, The Mistress of the Inn by Carlo Goldoni, and The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol. In total, he directed more than 30 productions at various theatres in Moscow, Riga, Saint-Petersburg, and Novosibirsk.
The new project will have no parallel in the history of Belarusian dramatic art. Actors will be riding on self-balancing scooters across the stage; the scenography will include a cube with a holographic surface, and a number of other innovative solutions will be used to design the scenography, costumes, and lighting.
The costumes are sketched by Volha Šajšmiełajšvili, already known to the theatre spectators as the designer of the costumes for Translations.
The cast will include Marta Hołubieva, Pavieł Charłančuk, Michaił Zuj, Alaksandr Kazieła, Julija Špileŭskaja, Valancina Harcujeva, Dźmitryj Jesianievič, Dźmitryj Tumas, Alaksandr Zielanko, Andrej Drobyš, Pavieł Paŭluć, Pavieł Astravuch, and others.
The photos courtesy of Kultprosvet and the Old House Novosibirsk State Dramatic Theatre.