Mumu performed by the Maly Drama Theatre – Theatre of Europe for residents of Orsk and Novotroitsk

08 July 2016

The Academic Maly Drama Theatre — Theatre of Europe (MDT), directed by Lev Dodin, toured the East Orenburg region on 4 to 6 July 2016 with the support of the Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation.

Mumu, one of MDT’s oldest theatrical productions, was performed in the Orsk State A.S. Pushkin Drama Theatre and in the “Metallurg” Culture Centre in Novotroitsk.

The stage production of V. and F. Filshtinsky, based on the novels of I. S. Turgenev in two parts, was first staged by the MDT in 1984. For more than thirty years, the play has occupied one of the key places in the repertoire of the theatre.

“We are pleased that the play was appreciated by the residents of Orsk and Novotroitsk. We, in our turn, liked the local audience, which was very hospitable and kind. Actors love to tour because it provides an additional opportunity to gain impressions and experience. Subsequently, on the basis of the tours, they create new roles and stage characters. While performing in Orenburg region, we know that we will see emotions from the audience that we don’t see in other regions. We feel that we are loved,” said Nelly Ahmadullina, the deputy director of the theatre, when sharing her impressions about the tour.

The tour of the Academic Maly Drama Theatre — Theatre of Europe in Orsk and Novotroitsk took place as part of a program for strengthening theatrical touring ties between different Russian cities. The program was launched nine years ago, thanks to the joint efforts of the theatre and the Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation. MDT’s first tour with the support of the Foundation took place in the East Orenburg region in 2009, when an audience in Novotroitsk was able to see Brothers and Sisters. In 2011, The Snow Queen was shown in Novotroitsk. In 2015, residents of Novotroitsk and Orsk saw Uncle Vanya.

The Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation is a long-term partner of the Academic Maly Drama Theatre — Theatre of Europe and supports many of its activities.


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