Direction and scenography – Sergey Fedotov.
Instead of the social comedy there is a phantasmagoria with wonders, incredible logic and unbelievable actions.
Kochkarev is an imp who creates diabolic things on the stage. Strange visions on the stage scare and excite: when
the closet door opens with scratch and Steven quietly falls there or when in the window dead-pale face appeared,
may be even devil’s face. Gogol’s mysticism concludes with gogol’s loneliness theme and man hopelessness and
perceived defencelessness in the face of world, of life, in the face of it’s eternal temptetions and contradictions.
“Nowadays it is well known that Gogol is a mystical writer, but in 1992 for many people the brave interpretation of S.Fedotov was surprising. Performance fell out the usual frames. Especially the final scene where Kochkarev fell into
the earth”. Alexey Melentiev, “Zvezda-online”.
Date of premiere – 1992.
Time – 2.20 with an intermission.
Directing and scenography – Sergey Fedotov
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