THE COVETOUS KNIGHT
Directors Arseniy Reicher and Alexander Altschuler
Designer Vanya Ivanov
Lighting designer Valeriy Kaupin
Sound Andrey Tishin
We thank for their help
the workers of the Medical Social Institution "Lazareth",
the workers of the Maly Drama Theatre Theatre of Europe
and the workers of the Centre "C9S".
The performance was staged on the money
provided by sponsors from the Netherlands,
gathered and delivered by Jolanda Kortekaas.
The premiere took place on May 29, 2001.
"The Covetous Knight".
Children's Theatre of Nonsense "The Suflower".
The small but courageous Theatre of Nonsense "The Sunflower" works with the children and for the children who are in need of social protection. Children's performances have always been staged in the theatre, and now the staging of one of A. S. Pushkin's little tragedies "The Covetous Knight" (directors A. Reicher, A. Altschuler) has entered its repertoire. The show is impressive. The children (Sergey Pilipchak, Alexey Tishin, Stanislav Aslanov, Vitaliy Shugai, Magomed Maximov) from 11 to 14 years old behave quite uninhibitedly on stage, freely reading Pushkin's text by heart. (The duration of the performance is 30 minutes). The parts have been distributed in accordance with the individual characters of the performers. The stage images are expressive. The mise-en-scenes have been built well. The sets and the costumes are designed originally. On the backdrop alternately the baron's chests and the duke's standard appear. The duke himself performs pirouettes on roller-skates. The elements of punks', metallists' and ravers' equipment bring noticeable liveliness in the gloomy in itself play and make it intelligible for the apprehension of the street children and teenagers the spectators for whom the performance is meant.