The Sea of Trees

Perfomance, 12+ 1:20, No intermissions
The young cha­rac­ters of “The sea of Tre­es” are ab­le to chan­ge ap­pe­aran­ces: 14-year old Lo­ra-Lol­ly can turn in­to a wi­se chi­ef of In­di­ans; An­ton can be­come a gu­est from the Me­di­eval Fran­ce, and 12-year-old Lars can be­come a true pi­rate. Wit­hin this be­auti­ful and fu­ri­ous world, the­re is a prog­ram cal­led “The first child in spa­ce”, whe­re cow­bo­ys com­pe­te with In­di­ans on a bac­ky­ard, and one co­uld me­et a zom­bie on the way from scho­ol. The des­pe­rate, jo­yful, end­less ga­me cap­ti­vates the he­ro­es as well as the po­ten­ti­al audi­en­ce, mo­dern bo­ys and girls. Ly­uba Striz­hak wro­te “The sea of Tre­es” spe­ci­al­ly for Go­gol Cen­ter in 2014, when the the­at­re of­fe­red the pla­yw­rights, who par­ti­cipa­ted in the #fo­urp­la­ys pro­ject, to wri­te the­ir dre­am play. This par­ti­cular dre­am is abo­ut child­ho­od that do­es not the end. The pro­duc­ti­on will be sta­ged by Phi­lip Av­de­yev. His de­but work was last year’s “Iolan­ta”, cre­ated on the Go­gol cen­ter Small Sta­ge in col­la­bora­ti­on with Ale­xan­der Gorc­hi­lin and Igor Bych­kov. “The sea of Tre­es” is Av­de­yev’s first in­de­pen­dent work as sta­ge di­rec­tor.
“After all this, the Moon is the only way for me to go. – Let’s not lose time then! Although, why not, let’s lose a little. Now let’s get going. It’s just that these grown-up lines …“not lose time” … What does it mean? As if someone ever managed to find time. – If you find time for something, you definitely lose time for something else. It’s the law of spatial thinking. – I want to break the law”. The young characters of “The sea of Trees” are able to change appearances: 14-year old Lora-Lolly can turn into a wise chief of Indians; Anton can become a guest from the Medieval France, and 12-year-old Lars can become a true pirate. Within this beautiful and furious world, there is a program called “The first child in space”, where cowboys compete with Indians on a backyard, and one could meet a zombie on the way from school. The desperate, joyful, endless game captivates the heroes as well as the potential audience, modern boys and girls. Lyuba Strizhak wrote “The sea of Trees” specially for Gogol Center in 2014, when the theatre offered the playwrights, who participated in the #fourplays project, to write their dream play. This particular dream is about childhood that does not end. The production will be staged by Philip Avdeyev. His debut work was last year’s “Iolanta”, created on the Gogol center Small Stage in collaboration with Alexander Gorchilin and Igor Bychkov. “The sea of Trees” is Avdeyev’s first independent work as stage director. Please note: the performance uses special effects and a stroboscope! 
The premiere occurred on February 4, 2017.
Set designer: 
Girl (Alter Ego Leader, Hindu):
Antoine (alter ego French):
Lars (alter ego Cowboy, Pirate):
Volodya Rachel’ friend / Girls’ father / Teacher of Antoine / Policeman / Sheriff / Presenter / Cosmonaut:
Rachel (Rita) Girlfriend’s friend / Governess of Antoine / Police / Horse / Assistant Lead:

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