Premieres, festivals and anniversaries: New season at Sphere Theatre

Premieres, festivals and anniversaries: New season at Sphere Theatre
Photo: The Sphere Moscow Drama Theatre
This year, there will be three premieres – “Uncle’s Dream,” “The Hyperboloid of Engineer Garin” and “University of Laugh.”

On 8 September, the Sphere Theatre will kick off its 38th season with the play “Summerfolk” based on the novel by Maxim Gorky. At the traditional company gathering, the theatre’s director Alexander Korshunov unveiled upcoming plans and events.

Alexander Korshunov, the theatre’s director. Photo courtesy of the Sphere Moscow Drama Theatre

New season’s premieres

The first premiere will be “Uncle’s Dream,” directed byAlexander Korshunov and based on Fyodor Dostoevsky’s play. It will debut at the end of the year, followed by the debut of Gleb Cherepanov’s production of Alexei Tolstoy’s novel “The Hyperboloid of Engineer Garin” in April 2019. Another highlight will be Vladimir Danai’s interpretation of Japanese playwright Koki Mitani’s “University of Laugh.” 

Participation in festivals

In the new season, the Sphere Theatre will take part in several festivals. On 26 September, Alexander Korshunov’s “Summerfolk” will be presented at the By the Golden Gates National Theatre Forum (Festival of the festivals) in Vladimir Yulia Belyayeva’s “Stories” will set off for Ulyanovsk to take the stage at the History of Russia: Motherland and Fates 4thinternational theatre festival. Also, the company will for the first time ever compete in the Moscow Championships of Acting Improvisation on 22 October. Their rival will be the Roman Viktyuk Theatre. 

A scene from the play “Summerfolk.” Photo courtesy of the Sphere Moscow Drama Theatre.

Russian Classics Week

November 2018 will mark 200 years since the birth of two prominent Russian writers – Pavel Melnikov-Pechersky and Ivan Turgenev. The Sphere Theatre will celebrate the occasion with Russian Classics Week. In December, the theatre’s veteran actress Valentina Kudinova will mark her 90th birthday with the solo performance “The Patroness.” Next year, the theatre will mark 90 years since the birth of its founder, Yekaterina Yelanskaya, with festive events and a gala evening. 

Photo: The Sphere Moscow Drama Theatre