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The premiere of “Turdeyskaya Manon Lescaut” will be presented at the Kamburova Theater

“Turdeyskaya Manon Lescaut” is one of the most important texts of Russian literature of the 20th century, “lying on the table” for more than 60 years. The Elena Kamburova Theater restores justice, rediscovering the forgotten name of the “imperfect genius” – the writer “out of form” and presents the Russian premiere of the play by the young director Denis Sorokotyagin based on the story of the same name.

The premiere is scheduled for October 8 and 9, 2022.

The performance of the same name by Denis Sorokotyagin will include not only the story Vsevolod Petrovbut also fragments from the author’s diary, works of poets, modern and classical music.

The plot of an unfaithful but lovely lover and a faithful, noble gentleman unfolds against the backdrop of World War II in the scenery of an ambulance car and at the same time in the imagination of the author, who turns a real love story into a tragic pastoral.

“Why did I choose this material? I really love documentary texts, testimonies, and not only as a director, but also as a reader. When I read Manon Lesko’s Turdean, a lot of things coincided. Often a documentary text cannot be transferred to the stage, it cannot acquire stage language, because it remains a literary and documentary text.In Manon, the text makes an attempt to break away from the truth of life and comprehend it through art, which has accompanied the hero all his life.Through the deification of the heroine, through alienation and removal.This is one of the most effective methods to experience difficult times – to step back and look at everything from the outside at the time of today through the prism of the past, in which, as it turned out, everything is tailored according to the same patterns, “says director Denis Sorokotyagin.

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