Theatre Award Nominee.
"Uncle Vanya", seemingly ordinary play by Chekhov's play of the same name, but an American by birth, so even with Romanian roots, Andrei Serban, turns posing in a completely different direction. Every actor on the scene seeks to combine reality and fiction theatrical life persuasiveness of his hero. All staging aimed at finding an answer to the question that was interested in his time and Meyerhold and Stanislavsky - what is theater?
When Chekhov put Meyerhold, he knows that it is impossible to recreate on stage a realistic surroundings. And that theatrical stage - is just a weak reflection of reality. In contrast, Stanislavsky, tolerated only with the true living the life of your character actor. For him, the naturalness was the accurate transmission of the inner experiences of the hero.
Andrei Serban loves experiments. And so, throughout the play acting it is refracted through a completely different optical glass in the eyepiece of the director. Initially, the scene - a mirror image of the room in which a silent spectator judge present. And the actors portraying the characters in Chekhov's ignorant perception of the audience, just fooling around. But gradually the theater wagon carries caught off guard eccentric staging of the viewer into the heart of the performance of devotional, but not particularly fortunate Uncle Vanya.
Directed by: Andrei Serban
Actors: S. Sitnik, Y. Marchenko, J. Lakoba, S. Smirnov, S. Parshin, Volkov, Lysenko, A. Panichev, Kuznetsova, A. Frolov, D. Boutet
Premiere: 11 September 2009
Running time: 2 hours 50 minutes with one intermission