A MAN FROM PODOLSK

Theatrical performance by Mikhail Bychkov based on the play by Dmitriy Danilov
State dramatic theatre “Priyut komedianta” (The comedian’s shelter)

Country: Russia
Premiere: 2018

Duration of the performance is 1 hours 40 minutes
Age restriction 18+

A regular police station. The detainee is a young man (around thirty years old), a resident of Podolsk, which is a town near Moscow. The reason for his detention is unknown – he is sober, neat, his papers are fine, his identity has been confirmed. However, the officers of the law still interrogate him intensively, threaten to plant drugs or to charge him with a couple of cold cases in order to improve the statistics. 

The interrogation turns into a psychotherapy session: its purpose is to make the detainee revise his senseless life. The police officers themselves take the roles of egghead pundits with a great mission of explaining how interesting and magnificent the world of an ordinary philistine from a Moscow suburb is. This play is for those, who is constantly being discontent with something – with a damp climate, a tedious job, an indifferent husband or wife, a gloomy life.  Perhaps, they should visit the very same police station, where the “man from Podolsk” got to.

The performance creators:
Director – Mikhail Bychkov
Scenery Designer – Emil Kapelyush
Costume Designer - Emil Kapelyush, Irina Arlacheva
Lighting Designer – Denis Solntsev

Cast of characters:
The Man from Podolsk – Dmitriy Lysenkov
The Man from Mytishchi – Zhenya Anisimov
The first policeman – Honorary artist of Russia Sergey Vlasov
The second policeman – Vitaliy Kononov
The policewoman – Honorary artist of Russia Marina Solopchenko

Events

International online conference

Vocal-speaking training of an actor: from the breathing to the sound and the word

Meet-the-artist sessions

THE MARRIAGE

Plastique as the key to a role

MONEY TO BURN

THE SEVEN WHO WERE HANGED

DEAD SOULS

THE GAMBLERS

A MAN FROM PODOLSK

HAMLET. SCREEN

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