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Zoika's Apartment

By Mikhail Bulgakov
Director: Olga Lukichyova Watch the trailer
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Duration: 2 hours 30 mins. with one intermission

Nearest performances

31 May,  Friday
19:00
1 June,  Saturday
19:00

The premiere took place on 28 September 2017.

Mikhail Bulgakov wrote his famous play in 1925 on a commission from the Vakhtangov Theater. Its premiere took place, directed by Alexei Popov, in 1926, shortly after which the play was removed from the repertoire for “defaming Soviet reality.”

The events described by Bulgakov occur in the NEP era - a time of abrupt changes, bold ventures and shattered hopes. The mistress of a seamstress’ studio, the 35-year-old Zoika, arranges visits among rich "grooms" and beautiful "models" in her home. She does it all for the sake of her lover and for the realization of their shared dream: to save up money in order to escape from Soviet Russia.

The risky venture ends in failure - Bulgakov accurately described the horror of a Soviet citizen being confronted by plainclothes secret policemen who come after the “criminals.” genre of tragic buffoonery defines both the character of this cheerful but terrible play, and the life that Moscow led in the short decade between the 1920s and 1930s

Performers

Зоя Денисовна Пельц
Darya Kolpikova
Next performances:
1 June
Александр Тарасович Аметистов
Anton Kostochkin
Next performances:
1 June
Павел Федорович Абольянинов
Mikhail Sokolov
Next performances:
1 June
Алла Вадимовна
Irina Savitskova
Алла Вадимовна
Anastasia Ksenofontova
Анисим Зотикович Аллилуя
Boris Dergachyov
Анисим Зотикович Аллилуя
Yevgeny Kapustin
Борис Семенович Гусь-Ремонтный
Pavel Shumsky
Next performances:
1 June
Манюшка
Anna Senina
Next performances:
1 June
Херувим
Azamat Nigmanov
Next performances:
1 June
Первый неизвестный
Fyodor Borisenko
Next performances:
1 June
Второй неизвестный
Anton Kapanin
Next performances:
1 June
Гандзалин, он же Газолин
Dmitry Myagky
Next performances:
1 June
Мертвое тело, Роббер, Шампанское, Пиво
Anton Lapenko
Мертвое тело, Роббер, Шампанское, Пиво
Vladimir Dolmatovsky
Лизанька
Anna Kuzminskaya
Next performances:
1 June
Мадам Иванова
Lyudmila Khalilullina
Next performances:
1 June
Марья Никифоровна
Nina Firsova
Next performances:
1 June
Швея, Закройщица, Первая дама
Anna Kuzminskaya
Next performances:
1 June
Швея, Закройщица, Вторая дама
Nina Firsova
Next performances:
1 June
Швея, Закройщица, Третья дама
Lyudmila Khalilullina
Next performances:
1 June
Тапер
Yevgenia Kalina
Тапер
Kirill Shirokov
Дирижер
Vladimir Gorlinsky
Дирижер
Kirill Shirokov

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Music composed by Yevgenia Kalina
Video graphics by Alexey Bersenev

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