On February 4, 5 and 17, the Alexandrinsky Theater will present the premiere of Andriy Zholdak’s Performance “On the Other Side of the Curtain.” For the Alexandrinsky Theater, working with Andriy Zholdak is continuation of the line of studying ways and forms for the development of the contemporary theater language on an Academy stage.
The year 4015 a.c. is a very distant future by the earth time measurement. In the result of reincarnation experiments three sisters, Masha, Irina, and Olga, who had died in 1900, get a life in the new world. The well-known text of A. Chekhov’s play “The Three Sisters” is downloaded into newly resurrected brains. Sounds, noises, and accords, pieces of once pronounced phrases, bring visions of the past and at the same time let us to start a new life. The well forgotten words sound with the same hope and melancholy, and it is absolutely unimportant where the heroines of the 41st century are aspiring to get: is it a remote space station Moscow or the ancient capital of the Russian Empire. Is there any way to get beyond the program having changed the destiny? The answer to this question is the gist of the experiment.
The performances start at 7 p.m. Ticket prices vary from 800 to 1000 rubles. Theater booths are open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with lunch break from 2 to 3 p.m. Telephones: 312-15-45 (Major Stage), 401-53-41 (New Stage).
On February 3, a press-conference dedicated to the upcoming premiere will take place. Guests will be met at the staff entrance at 2:30 p.m.