The Lake

Perfomance, 16+ 1:30, No intermissions
october 26, Sat
Chamber stage
20:30
october 27, Sun
Chamber stage
19:00
november 18, Mon
Chamber stage
20:30
november 19, Tue
Chamber stage
20:30
The new dra­ma by Mik­ha­il Dur­nenkov writ­ten es­pe­ci­al­ly for Go­gol Cen­ter. This is a play whe­re Chek­hov's mo­tives are com­bi­ned with the lin­gu­is­tic and nar­ra­tive acu­ity of the 'new dra­ma'. Clo­se fri­ends and ac­qua­in­tances are go­ing to ha­ve a pic­nic by the la­ke. Each of them is go­ing thro­ugh the mid­li­fe cri­sis. Each of them has a ro­uti­ne job, lost of tro­ub­les and so­me 'pa­in­ful ti­mes' in the­ir per­so­nal li­fe. The out­do­or me­eting be­comes an oc­ca­si­on for a frank con­versa­ti­on and at­tempts to un­ders­tand them­selves.   
The new dra­ma by Mik­ha­il Dur­nenkov writ­ten es­pe­ci­al­ly for Go­gol Cen­ter. This is a play whe­re Chek­hov's mo­tives are com­bi­ned with the lin­gu­is­tic and nar­ra­tive acu­ity of the 'new dra­ma'. Clo­se fri­ends and ac­qua­in­tances are go­ing to ha­ve a pic­nic by the la­ke. Each of them is go­ing thro­ugh the mid­li­fe cri­sis. Each of them has a ro­uti­ne job, lots of tro­ub­les and so­me 'pa­in­ful ti­mes' in the­ir per­so­nal li­fe. The out­do­or me­eting be­comes an oc­ca­si­on for a frank con­versa­ti­on and at­tempts to un­ders­tand them­selves. Eve­ry­one is af­ra­id of so­met­hing: so­me­one is af­ra­id of a blo­odt­hir­sty pit bull wan­de­ring in the wo­ods, so­me­one - of the apo­calyp­se. But the ma­in dis­co­very for the he­ro­es is the news that lo­ve at first sight still exists - but can it sa­ve from sud­den de­ath? 
This is a play abo­ut or­di­nary mo­dern pe­op­le who ha­ve a lot in com­mon with the audi­en­ce. He­ro­es al­so le­ad the most or­di­nary li­fe in an at­tempt to find the­ir own hap­pi­ness. "Whe­re are you now? And whe­re wo­uld you li­ke to be at the ti­me of the Apo­calyp­se ..." sa­ys Ni­na at the ve­ry be­gin­ning of the play, as if hin­ting that the apo­calyp­se is al­re­ady among us. A harsh and to­uc­hing play by Mik­ha­il Dur­nenkov, abo­ut our so­ci­ety, which is gra­du­al­ly drow­ning in the la­ke of ru­deness, vul­ga­rity and dirt. This la­ke has no bot­tom, just as our mo­dern con­su­mer so­ci­ety has no sup­port. The he­ro­es of the play are try­ing to stay on the sur­fa­ce, but to no ava­il drown to the bot­tom of the­ir sel­fish ne­eds and fe­ars, not no­ticing what they are tur­ning in­to. Such a so­ci­ety ne­eds a new he­ro li­ke ne­ver be­fore, a new No­ah, a new Christ ca­pab­le of sa­ving us from this flo­od. ..... Is he among us?" 
-Ser­gey Vi­nog­ra­dov, di­rec­tor 
The jo­int play "Go­gol Cen­ter" and "The Se­venth Stu­dio". The pre­mi­ere oc­curred on March 20, 2015

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