Actors of the Vakhtangov theatre will go to the polls abroad

Theatre. Evgeny Vakhtangov is now on tour in Lithuania, in Vilnius, which shows his famous play “Oedipus the King”. The shows will take place at the National drama theatre, tickets sold out two months before the arrival of the Russian company in Vilnius. Wanting to look at a modern interpretation of the ancient tragedy did not even stop the high price of tickets – from 50 to 120 euros.

A fragment of the play “Oedipus the King”. Photos vakhtangov.ru.

At a press conference the Director and the artistic Director of the Vakhtangov theatre Rimas Tuminas with his characteristic frankness declared to his countrymen:

-Note, I only do theatre and not not sitting down and drinking tea with Putin, as some here believe.

Replica is not accidental : a few years before Tuminas headed by a leading Russian academic theatre, he at the invitation of Galina Volchek in Sovremennik put Griboyedov Comedy “Woe from wit”, which came Vladimir Putin, which, in turn, did not like certain political forces in Lithuania.

This time the arrival of Tuminas to Lithuania with new performance without policy. Already three demonstrations were held at some houses on Sunday Vakhtangov give the last performance.

Let me remind you that “Oedipus the King” is a coproduction of the Vakhtangov theatre and the national Greek theatre created in 2015 year and was considered primarily as an artistic project in the framework of cross-years cultures of Russia and Greece. The soloists of the Russian, the choir is Greek, and at the time of creation of the play no one expected that it will firmly enter the repertoire and is in demand both in Moscow and on tour in Russia and abroad. Moreover, where there would be no performance, the choir in the amount of 10 artists arrives from Greece.

For us, this principle, – said Rimas Tuminas, – to preserve the artistic integrity of the work.

Well, tomorrow 37 artists and workers of the Vakhtangov theater before the performance will go to the Russian Embassy in Vilnius to vote for Russia’s future.

– The Russian Embassy, we have confirmed that we are waiting – said the theater Director Kirill KROK.

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