«Zhuki» celebrate their 7th anniversary with the premiere of “The Marriage of Figaro”

22.12.2014

“Theatre na Zhukah” on the occasion of its birthday releases a new show – “The Mad Day” based on the classic French comedy written by Beaumarchais – “The Marriage of Figaro”.Afisha2

“Once we had removed from the repertoire the romantic comedy “Twelfth Night”, based on the namesake play by Shakespeare, we missed having the easy and fun play. We started to work on Beaumarchais’ play over a year ago, even before all the political turmoil. Working on the show helped us, at least during rehearsals, to turn ourselves off from this wave. We hope that our performance for the audience will be an excellent opportunity to relax, to spend a nice theatrical evening and to fill oneself with positive emotions”,- said the director and artistic director of the theatre Olga Ternova.

She also noted that she still tends to not repeat genres of plays, enabling actors to learn something new, so “The Mad Day” is made in the spirit of eccentric comedy.

The performance comes out on the occasion of the birthday of “Theatre na Zhukah” (which is on December 16). The first private showing of the comedy took place on Sunday, December 14. It received the warmest response from the audience. On December 21, the theatre will mark its seventh anniversary with “The Mad Day”, inviting its closest friends to see the show and a traditional skit. And since January, after the Christmas holidays, “Zhuki” will start to show “The Mad Day” for a wide range of audience as a repertory performance.

“The Mad Day, or The Marriage of Figaro”, written by Beaumarchais, is one of the most famous classic comedies in the world. It was written in 1779 and was soon banned from staging by King Louis XVI, who responded to play with these words: “It’s disgusting, the play will never be shown, this man laughs at all that should be held as sacred in the state.” However, in 1784, the premiere took place with triumph. The story “The Marriage of Figaro” acquired worldwide fame in 1786, when the namesake opera written by Mozart appeared. Beaumarchais wrote that he wanted to create a high sample of the comedy, as opposed to boring plays that repel the viewer from the theatre, making him to “rush to the boulevards, to the stinking gathering of booths, where decent freedom, banished from the theater, turns into a unbridled licentiousness, where young adults acquire some senseless rudeness, and where it loses taste to all decent things, along with the moral feeling.”