The program of concerts of the XV Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi

A Gentle Creature

Fantastic story about the collapse of one ideal system
(based on the story of F. Dostoevsky’s “A Gentle Creature”)
February 18, 2022
Beginning at 19.00
Winter theater
Play description

Our play is a story of love. It is of love, high and tragic, passionate and absurd, and of the disastrous power of self-destruction inherent in human nature. It speaks of the times in human lives, when the Lord gives people a chance and works miracles to pull them out of the abyss, yet people destroy their chance almost deliberately.

The story intertwines the horror and beauty of a human attempt, absurd and painful, to subject the miraculously bestowed love to a seemingly perfect self-invented system.

This play is a story of performance is about our fatal and absurd obsession with tailoring everything to our life and ostensibly elaborate plans. A story of inability to see the simple truth, unparalleled and live by the side of every human. A story of human pursuit of perfection and refinement of the living genuine spirit to fit ephemeral goals.

With its strong visual and musical images, our performance has phantasmagorical nature. Its main character exists both in the real circumstances of his ruined life and, at the same time, in the broken imaginary world of his dreams.


Actors and performers

A fantastic story about the collapse of one ideal system
Based on the story by Fyodor M. Dostoevsky A Gentle Creature

Sergei Garmash
Yuri Bashmet
Chamber ensemble MOSCOW SOLOISTS

Students of Mikhail Shchepkin Higher Theatre School
E. Dolbnikova
A. Pletneva
V. Samokhina
A. Semina
Yu. Sergeeva
A. Shchukina
Yu. Bazhanova

Stage direction, design, and adaptation Victor Kramer

Composer Kuzma Bodrov

Costume designer Maria Utrobina

Lighting designer Igor Fomin

Video artist Alexey Obraztsov

Choreographer Alexey Kot

Producer Dmitry Grinchenko

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