|The vivid and witty texts by Vasily Shukshin together with the star-studded cast and the delicate direction by Alvis Hermanis (Latvia) have created an ideal recipe. The intricate theatrical pattern is interlinked with everyday life stories of the depth of the Russian countryside. The remarkable story characters leap from the pages into the accurate images on stage, whereas the viewers may recognize themselves or their friends in the characters.Shukshin’s stories are very nostalgic. The actors do not intend to look like Soviet villagers of the 70s, but rather try to recollect and understand what makes their characters the way they are. Through humour and irony one can see tragic notes of ordinary human relationships that are rarely described in drama.
The Golden Mask theatre award laureate in 3 nominations – the best big form drama performance, the best male part in a drama performance (Evgeny Mironov), the best artist’s work in a drama performance (Victoria Sevryukova)
THe Crystal Turandor award laureate in three nominations – the best performance, the best female part (Chulpan Khamatova), the best male part (Evgeny Mironov).
The winner of the 7th internaional theatre forum «Golden Knight» (Zolotoy Vityaz) in a nomination «Big form theatre».
Laureate of the Theatre Union of Russia’s Moscow theatre award “Hit of the season”