New Stage, Small Hall

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Composition of the poem “Count Nulin,” the poetic drama “The Stone Guest,” and a scene from “Faust”, running time: 3 h 10 m, prime December 2, 2009
Ticket price range 1500—20000 rub.
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Act 1. “Count N.” (after “Count Nulin”). A sentimental poetic joke.
Act 2. “Oh, Donna Anna!” (after “The Stone Guest”). A small ironic tragedy.
Act 3. “Devil, I’m bored…” (a scene from “Faust”). An eclectic burlesque combining the narrative poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and poems by Alexander Pushkin. Translation of Goethe’s “Faust” by Boris Pasternak and Joseph Brodsky.

In this stage composition based on Alexander Pushkin’s work, Pyotr Fomenko combined three titles that at first sight look completely incompatible. One of them is the burlesque poem Count Nulin, the other — one of the Little Tragedies, The Stone Guest, and the third one is a scene from Faust. Staged in the unusual space, which unites the Small Hall and the lobby, the three acts of Triptych are three separate productions, distinguished by genre and style. And at the same time this Pushkin production of the Workshop is a complete work of theater, bound by Pushkin’s words and tied with threads of thoughts and ideas. It speaks about the “game of love and chance,” about death as payment for love, about temptations offered by fate and fighting that fate, about denial and doubt as compared with gullibility and tenderness…

  • Awards
  • Winner of the Golden Mask Prize in the “Drama/Small Scale Production” category, 2011
  • Pyotr Fomenko was nominated for the Golden Mask Prize in the “Drama/Best Director” category, 2011
“Triptych” is not just the master’s habitually charming and easily predictable production. You can’t say “Oh, this is so precious.” No, this is a statement, irritable and sad. And even if at first your are lulled by the ridiculous “Count Nulin”, you are then brough face to face with the odiously grimacing Death.

It was this production that clearly showed that the sentimental old romantic Pyotr Fomenko, a joker and a ruffian, doesn’t have a very high opinion of human nature. However much he tries to hide them behind his habitual smirk, the performance simply oozes sarcasm and malevolent, impotent bitterness. This is a new Pyotr Fomenko, a surprising one. We are not used to him yet.
Marina Zaionts, Itogi

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