International premieres and theatrical art of the different cultures
The 10th Annual International Alexandrinsky Theater Festival will be held at the Alexandrinsky Theatre starting from the 10th of September. This year national collectives from Israel, Italy, China and Japan will bring their performances on the historical stage in St. Petersburg.
This year the Alexandrinsky Theatre celebrates an anniversary date, 260 years since the foundation, and welcomes on its stage national theater companies of the various countries of the world. The 10th Annual International Alexandrinsky Theater Festival will become the main event on the occasion of the anniversary and traditionally introduce traditions and innovations of diverse theater cultures to the public.
The Festival’s playbill will be opened on the 10th of September with the premier performance “Crime and Punishment” based on the famous Dostoevsky’s novel and produced by Attila Vidnyánszky, artistic director of the Hungarian National Theatre. The Beijing People's Art Theatre will present the staging “The Faithful Friends” telling about the nature of the spiritual intimacy and friendship. The national theatre of Israel called The Habima Theatre will show performance based on the Molière’s play “The Miser“. The Suzuki Company of Toga from Japan will bring their work “The Trojan Women”.
The new theatrical season also has another premiers planned - “Mother Courage” based on the Brecht’s play produced by the Greek theatre director Theodoros Terzopoulos and “Six Characters in Search of an Author” based on Pirandello’s work staged by the Italian director Luca De Fusco.