Theatre

Night of her Revelations

 
  • Role: Juliette
  • Director: Pyotr Belyshkov
  • Theatre: Contemporary Non-Repertory Theatre

Erick Asu, the author of the play originally called Narrow Curves, dedicated it specifically to the famous French actor Alain Delon. Valery Nicolaev, a film and theatre actor, became Nastya’s partner. Only two actors appear on the stage in front of the spectators, and their breath-taking story of acquaintance develops into a real detective full of comedy and adventures.

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Pecularities of the National Marriage

 
  • Role: Glafira
  • Director: Pyotr Belyshkov
  • Theatre: Contemporary Non-Repertory Theatre

Performance after a play by A. N. Ostrovsky Woolves and Sheep

Russia has always been rich in talents and resources… as well as fraudsters. The situations where power, big money and people are involved were acute at the times of Ostrovsky, and so are they today.

A powerful schemer Murzavetskaya is fascinated by the idea of adding a splendid neighboring mansion to her estate, planning an illegal takeover, as we could have called it now. This mansion belongs to a widow Kupavina, wealthy and naïve, representing contemporary oligarchs’ wives. Glafira, played by Nastya Zadorozhnaya, acts like a secret weapon of Murzavetskaya in this fight. She is a poor yet cunning girl. Still, Glafira, paying no attention to her aunt’s indications, takes her fate in her own hands, trying to arrange a marriage of convenience with a rich landlord Linyaev, a prototype of today’s oligarchs. Chugunov, a dishonest official who manages the property of Kupavina, as well gets involved in this dark scheme. But very soon the plan of Murzavetskaya gets out of control…

The issues raised by Ostrovsky in his masterpiece are topical till nowadays.

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Opasnye Svyazi (“Dangerous Liaisons”)

 

The play “Opasniy, Opasniy, Ochen Opasniy” (“Dangerous, Dangerous, Very Dangerous”) is a tragicomedy based on Shoderlos de Laclos’ courtesy novel “Dangerous Liaisons”.
The original staging of the play belongs to the Sergey Vinogradov. It is a rather fruity performance full of music, dances and colorful costumes. All the spicy scenes are performed with humor and with no vulgarity. The director used the boxing ring as a stage setting, showing the flame of desire. The actors are competing with each other in the art of love.
For many years the play had a great success on the national stage.
The heroes of the novel Le Vicomte de Valmont and a lionne Marquise de Merteuil are up to a sophisticated love affair willing to revenge their rivals. Sly Valmont is determined to corrupt the young lady Cecile de Volanges and at the same seduce Madame de Turvel. Meanwhile Marquise takes a naïve Chevalier Danceny (Cecile’s admirer) as a lover.

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Zhestokiy Urok («A Cruel Lesson»)

 

Zhestokiy Urok («A Cruel Lesson»)
Contemporary Theatre of Enterprise

Role: Kira
Mikhail Gorevoy
Director

At 1st sight the plot of the play is extremely simple. There are 2 male and 2 female characters and a scientific experiment. But only in the end of a play it becomes clear that the audience, as well as some of the characters have been fooled for the whole hour. Everything turns out to be different from what it seemed to be at the beginning.
Trying to unravel a psychological mystery, the spectator reveals the most profound corners of a human’s soul involuntary involving himself into the performance and becoming actors’ accomplice…
By the end of the play the tension reaches its limit but an unexpected climax makes the actors and the audience give vent to their feelings. Now they see everything in different eyes.
Oleg Fomin, Aristarkh Venes, Linda Nigmatulina and Olga Arntgolts were Nastya’s co-actors in this play.

“A Cruel Lesson” website

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The Incredibles

 

The play is about a girl named Madeleine (Nastya Zadorozhnaya) who drives the male half of a French bourgeois family crazy in turn. Fanatic mother Yvonne (People’s Artist of Russia Era Ziganshina) learns that her son has not slept at home for the first time. She is in a terrible panic, while her sister Leo (Honored Artist of Russia Lydia Velezheva) by all means tries to calm down the mother. But she turns furious when her son’s girl appears, as her boy belongs only to her. The situation is further aggravated by the fact that both her son Michel (Ivan Kolesnikov) and his father Georges (Honored Artist of Russia Sergey Kolesnikov) fell in love with the same girl. Madeleine drove everyone crazy, but the intrigue is getting increasingly confusing…

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