The Epifan Locks
Designer - Nikolai Simonov
Costume designer - Olga Ryabushinskaya
Musical director - Alena Khovanskaya
Light designer - Aivar Salikhov
Choreography director - Nikolai Reutov
Assistant director - Lyudmila Ulanova
Cast: Hon. Art. RF Ivan Shibanov, Alexander Fisenko, Igor Petrov, Natalya Kachalova, Eduard Kashporov, Evgeny Konstantinov, Vladislav Naumov, Anastasia Timushkova, Alexey Knyazev, Timur Lukin, Alexander Samsonov, Nikita Ufimtsev
Premiere – 2015
Duration – 1 hour 50 minutes without intermission
"The Epifan Locks" is a story of never-ending motion of the wheel of the Russian history, when human life stories of Peter the Great’s time mysteriously resemble those of the industrialization era. Or, maybe, even those of today.
Marina Brusnikina, the director, infused the complex production with new meanings. The whole performance is a lesson of the Russian literature. The stage design has been created by Nikolai Simonov – one of the most famous and peculiar contemporary stage designers. Ivan Shibanov, Igor Petrov and Alexander Fisenko are starring supported by the graduates of the Oleg Tabakov Acting School.
Marina Brusnikina is a theatre director and a teacher, an actress, an assistant artistic director of the Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre, Honored Artist of Russia. Marina Brusnikina is widely acclaimed as a brilliant master of productions based on the Russian prose.
Oleg Tabakov Theatre was founded in 1978. It is not for the first time that one of the most renowned Russian theatres has turned to Platonov’s prose. In 2007 Mindaugas Karbauskis directed "The Story of "Gleeful Moscow" – the production that has been awarded The Golden Mask Prize, shown in Voronezh within Platonov Arts Festival and enjoying great popularity among the public for almost a decade now.