Anton Chekhov "Notebooks"
Direction - Sergey Zhenovach
Set design - Alexander Borovsky
Lighting design - Damir Ismagilov
Composer - Gregory Gobernik
Cast: Sergey ABROSKIN, Caterina VASILIEVA, Alexey VERTKOV, Tatiana VOLKOVA, Anastasia IMAMOVA, Olga KALASHNIKOVA, Sergey KACHANOV, Maria KURDENEVICH, Igor LIZENGEVICH, Alexandr LUTOSHKIN, Nikita MOSKOVOY, Andrey NAZIMOV, Alexandr OBLASOV, Olga OZOLLAPINYA, Sergey PIRNYAK, Alexander PROSHIN, Anna RUD, Miriam SEKHON, Nodar SIRADZE, Gregory SLOUJITEL, Maria SHASHLOVA, Andrey SHIBARSHIN
Running time 3h 10min with intermission.
The first night 2010, September, 3
The production will be based on the writer's notebooks which seem to have given the soil for the “sprouts” of all the characters and topics that followed. It's something like an inner laboratory for the writer and playwright a number of whose ideas wasn't put into his works but was preserved in his diary.
“Notebooks” are the only book Chekhov wrote without knowing that he was writing one. It is one of the quietest books ever written. Gaps between the notes are like pauses filled with the silent work of thought”, - wrote Z. Paperny, a literary critic. “Notebooks” production is the first stage-version of Chekhov's diaries in the history of Russian theatre.