Nine is the performance based on Nine Days in One Year movie by
Mikhail Romm. The story of the three physicists: Ilya, a
successful social climber, Lelia, a girl looking for her niche in
this life and Mitay, a young scientist ready to sacrifice all of
himself for the sake of a scientific discovery. Their destinies
are linked together into a love triangle, where its characters
are trying to find their happiness – each of them in a way he
understands it and feels it should be.
The story is about two physicists who are both in love with the same girl. The play raises issues of a price of scientific discoveries and the meaning of sacrifice. It is also about the failure in personal life as a consequence of hard work and willingness to follow through for an idea. However, primarily this play is about pure human heroism.
Director Sergey Vinogradov and playwright Valeriy Pecheykin created their own version of this story. Now it takes place in parole environment which includes both 1960’s way of life and modern-time signs. In this reality nostalgia for the past is accompanied with dreams of the future. Pieces of the Romm’s screenplay are matched by monologues about Skolkovo, interplanetary travels, and robots. But the most important thing for the creators of the play is a storyline of love and friendship of three human beings, who attempt and fail to reach understanding. “Nine” is a rare example of psychological theatre in modern world. Actors are getting through this performance with the most accurate reliability and in-depth study of the whole range of feelings.
The Soviet classic’s style is carefully reconstructed, but, at the same time, new and surprising tone is added to the staging.
The premiere occurred on 27 August 2014.
Costume design assistant:
Konstantin Sintsov, academician / guest at the wedding / Gusev's father:
Doctor / guests at the wedding / employee at hospital / Bueva:
Cheruvimov / guest at the wedding / Waiter / Donor: