The Innermost Love

An almost forgotten story in 2 parts. Based on the works by Andrey Platonov
Platonov programme
12 June 2023Monday
Voronezh concert hall

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