The Innermost Love
Tula State Academic Drama Theatre named after M. Gorky
Directed and staged by Gennady Trostyanetsky
Premiered on September 9th, 2022
Duration – 3 hours 20 minutes with an intermission
"The Innermost Love" is a mystery performance by Gennady Trostyanetsky based on the works by Andrey Platonov, including the short stories "Fro", "Yushka", "Aphrodite", the stories "The Foundation Pit", "The Juvenile Sea", "The Innermost Man", the novel "Chevengur" and other texts by the writer.
In the centre of the plot are the stories of three young women, very different, but equally thirsty for tenderness and they long for not life events themselves but aspirations and experiences. Real action is interspersed with memories, dreams and visions. A kaleidoscope of faces, meetings, events, an inextricable interweaving of the general and the particular.
"There is a lot of humour, grotesque, subtle jokes in the performance, which is always especially acutely perceived in the context of the tragic ... And a lot of light." Natalya Barysheva, Moscow magazine