Young and enthusiastic Alexander Aduev arrives in the capital from province ready to conquer the world. Very soon though, all his ideals are trampled, and he repeats the fate of his practical and dispassionate Uncle Peter.
“Russian classical literature has a terrible fate: it refers to the school, to the school curriculum, and becomes a favorite material for the Youth Theater. But in the second half of the XIX century, when “Ordinary History” came out, it was one of the most controversial and vivid novels, the most discussed, and provoked the same heated debates as those that are now going around the books of Vladimir Sorokin or Zakhar Prilepin - in a word, it was a strong literature on its effects. We would like it to sound at the same level of sharpness and polemicity here. ”
- Kirill Serebrennikov, director
The premiere occurred on March 12, 2015.