According to the novel by F.M. Dostoevsky "Player"
arrangement for theater A. Zavyalova and V. Fokina
The performance is the winner of the highest theatrical award of St. Petersburg “Golden Sofit” at the end of the 2012–2013 season. in the nomination "The Best Female Role" (People's Artist of Russia Era Ziganshina - Grandma)
The performance is a laureate of the Russian national theatrical award “Golden Mask” according to the results of the 2012–2013 season. in the “Role of Secondary Plan” nomination (People’s Artist of Russia Era Ziganshina - Grandmother)
The formulation was based on one of the most famous works of F.M. Dostoevsky - the novel "The Player".
Dostoevsky is one of those authors with whom the creative life of Valery Fokin is inextricably linked.
In 1968, his graduate performance at the Shchukin School was “Alien Wife and Husband Under the Bed”, then he addressed more than once both the “Notes from the Underground” and “Bobka”, and the Alexandrinsky Theater is still released in 2005 "Double". For Valery Fokin, turning to one of the most spectacular and sharp works of Dostoevsky, the “Player”, is also not accidental. The logic of creativity, the logic of artistic destiny leads this director to the implementation on the Alexandrinsky stage of the most topical today work by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky.
The theme of the game, the theme of roulette, enslaving a person, forcing him to change everything that is best in himself becomes the key for the whole performance. The Liturgy “ZERO”, the earnest service of zero, emptiness, fiction, inevitably leads to the disintegration of a person as an individual: Dostoevsky wrote about this in The Player, one of his most autobiographical works, and Valery Fokin reflects on this in his play.
Director, author of the play: Valery Fokin
Actors and performers: Alexey Ivanovich - Anton Shagin (artist of the Moscow theater "Lenkom") / Alexander Polamishev; Polina - Alexandra Bolshakova / Polina Teplyakova; Mr. Astley - Igor Volkov / Alexander Lushin; General - Sergey Parshin; Potapichi - Sergey Sidorenko / Vladimir Minakhin, Andrey Marusin; De Grie - Tikhon Zhiznevsky; Mademoiselle Blanche - Olesya Sokolova; Grandmother - Era Ziganshina; Croupier - Sergey Denisov; Alexey Ivanovich in childhood - Misha Stolyarov
Premiere: November 10, 2012
Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes (no intermission)