Contemporary art of St. Petersburg, will be introduced to viewers from September 13 to September 17, 2019 at the 13th International Festival of the St. Petersburg Theater Season at the Croatian National Theater in Zagreb through four performances by leading Russian theater directors.

On September 13, the festival will open with a performance of a play Taras by Baltic House Theater, directed by young Russian director Sergei Potapov, who is also known as Yakut Tarantino in Russian theater circles and in the world. The director pointed out that the text of the novel Taras Bulba by Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol is completely up-to-date, but something of Gogol has still remained and that his play is like a swing, on which not only the characters but also the audience are swinging.

What force precedes a man and determines his existence will be found out by all who managed to get a ticket for the ballet performance Solaris by State Theater Prijut Comedian. Choreographed by Yuri Smekalov, Solaris, which is a continuation of the thinking begun in Stanislaw Lem’s fantasy novel, will air on September 14.

Two act comedy Crazy Money of the St. Petersburg State Academic Comedy Theater N. P. Akimov, directed by Tatiana Kazakova, is on the program on September 15th. The plot of the play by A.N. Ostrovsky is reminiscent of ‘The Poor Bride’, with all the settings of the drama presented in a comic way.

As a final play of the festival, on September 17, Moliere’s comedy Tartuffe of the St. Petersburg Masterskaya State Theater, directed by Grigory Kozlov, will be performed. While everything is funny at first, later the situation becomes frightening.

During the festival, from September 13 to September 17, an exhibition of St. Petersburg photographer Pavel Frančišin ‘Petersburg in the Rays of the Sun’, will be presented with 20 works. Frančišin has been involved in photography since 2008, actively working in Russia and abroad, combining commercial and artistic photography.

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