An Ordinary Story

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What this story would have turned into in the XXI century? What kind of person would Aduev be today? What has changed in the Russian life during the last 150 years?
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.
Ki­rill Se­reb­renni­kov
Lighting designer:
Assistant costume designer: 
Video designer: 
Singing teacher: 
Special effects:
Sasha Aduev: 
Petr Ivanovich Aduev: 
Sasha's mother / Maria Mikhailovna Lubetskaya: 
An­na Gi­ly­aren­ko
Yulia Tafaeva:
Victor / Knyaz: 
Vasiliy / Earl / Man in a suit: 
Musician / Doctor / Man in a suit: 
Media about the event
Све­тому­зыка на­шего вре­мени
Ксения Ларина, The New Times
За­повед­ник плу­ток­ра­тов
Алена Карась, Российская газета
Дя­дя без пра­вил
Роман Должанский, Коммерсантъ
Анна Банасюкевич, Петербургский театральный журнал
Обык­но­вен­ная ис­то­рия
Наталья Витвицкая, Ваш досуг