The Mad Day

(based on the play “The Madness of a Day, or the Marriage of Figaro” by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, the eccentric comedy)

“I am writing this foreword, not for the sake of fruitless arguments about whether the play is good or bad: time for such arguments had passed… I am worried about something else. We pose ourselves as the picky experts, we cover the dissolution of morals with the mask of decency, thus we are turning ourselves into nonentities, who can neither enjoy ourselves, nor judge about what we need, what we love and what to reject. In short, I came to the conclusion that unless some brave soul doesn’t shake off all this dust, in the near future, the member of the audience will be sick of our boring plays, and he will rush to the boulevards, to the stinking gathering of booths, to this shame for all of us – to the place where decent freedom, banished from the theatre, turns into an unbridled licentiousness, where young adults acquire some senseless rudeness, and where, they lose (along with the moral feeling) the taste to all decent things (and at the same time to the exemplary works of great writers).

So I wanted to become such a valiant, and since I have not found the great talent in my works, then, in any case, I expressed my intention”.

(Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais)

The performance lasts for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

 

Figaro, the Count’s valet and major-domo – Gordey Klochko

Count Almaviva – Oleg Yamchytskiy

Basil, music master – Anton Sherbak

Antonio, gardener, father of Fanchette – Viacheslav Valkovyi

Chérubin, the Count’s page – Iliya Panasenko

Suzanne, the Countess’ maid; engaged to Figaro – Liliia Iezhak

Countess – Natalia Firsova

Marceline, the housekeeper – Nataliia Chopik

Fanchette, flautist, sister of Antonio – Anastasiia Ternova

Diana, the Count’s housemaid – Dina Durba

Sound – Eleonora Kravchenko

Light – Dmytro Ternovyi

 

Director – Olga Ternova