Osobnyak.Theatre &
ASB Theatre Workshop
genre: An existential drama \ 16+

General admission
1 hour 50 minutes
Without interval
About the production
An existential drama about the opportunity to break out of a vicious circle of hopelessness, find oneself, hear and see another person and become free.

The conflict of generations presented in the play takes the shape of a tragifarce show that can be relentlessly comical.

A blind old man and his unsociable grandson Viktor get visits from their neighbour and local street cleaner Boris. Never leaving their neglected house, they're dreaming of crazy adventures. The characters are talking about the perfect existence and saying uplifting words, but none of them does anything to make their dreams come true. However, one day a secret is revealed that changes everything.

With this production, Osobnyak Theatre once again undertakes a challenging creative task – an attempt to help the audience get their mind around their life (not without irony).

The well-established creative union of Dmitry Podnozov and Alisa Oleinik ("Exit the King", "The Barrier" and "Exupéry's Ship") is complemented by the work of the theatre and film actor and Lev Dodin's student Anatoly Khropov. Together with the playwright and director, they tell a story that is both funny and sad, with a flavour of men's romantic worldview.

In 2021 the part of Boris will be played for the first time by the world-famous clown Valery Keft (Cirque du Soleil, Litsedei Theatre).
Alex Björklund

Directed and designed by
Aleksei Yankovsky

Dmitry Podnozov
Anatoly Khropov / Valery Keft
Alisa Oleinik
Awards and nominations
  • Golden Soffit Award (2017):
    - Best Production
    - Best Female Role (Alisa Oleinik)
  • Theatre-Lover Award (Saint Petersburg, 2017)
    - Prize for the role of Viktor – Alisa Oleinik
  • Grand Prix of the Christmas Parade Festival (2016)
  • Grand Prix of the 3rd National Festival of Chamber and One-Person Theatre Shows "One. Two. Three" (Novosibirsk, 2018)
  • Breakthrough Award (Saint Petersburg, 2018)
    - Special jury prize for the role of Viktor
  • The International Festival of Chamber Theatre Shows (Oryol)
    - Best Direction
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