MOSCOW, April 14. / TASS /. The State Academic Theater named after Mossovet returns to the stage the play “Vassa” based on Maxim Gorky’s play “Vassa Zheleznov” staged by Honored Artist of Russia Sergei Vinogradov. The premiere of the renewed version will take place on Wednesday, Tatiana Gorina, the theater’s press attaché, told TASS.
“In the play, which premiered on December 25, 2017, People’s Artist of Russia Valentina Talyzina played the title role. On April 14, 2021, Honored Artist of Russia Nelly Pshennaya will appear on the stage in the new version of the play on the Main Stage of the Mossovet Theater in this role,” interlocutor of the agency.
According to her, in his production, Sergei Vinogradov combined two versions of Gorky’s play “Vassa Zheleznova” – the original and the more famous second. “The play on the eternal topical topic – what money does to people – is solved in a genre key that is unusual for the famous work. The director staged Gorky’s play not as a heavy social drama, but as a black comedy, to which the author’s text also has irony and even farcical situations. “, – explained the press attaché.
Sergei Vinogradov also expressed a personal view of his own production. “What is” Vassa “at the Mossovet Theater? This is a young but already legendary performance. Its solution is unusual. This is a tragedy, this is an attempt to open Gorky through Kusturitsa. They laugh a lot and cry a little. It has a lot of music and unexpected episodes. there is a live orchestra and live passions, “he said.
As the director said, objective reasons forced him to make a new version of the play. “Valentina Talyzina’s magnificent performance of the title role will remain in the memory of the audience for a long time. At the end of the performance, the audience stood up in a single impulse, applauding. Time passed, and Valentina Illarionovna generously presented this role to another brilliant actress of the Mossovet troupe, Nelly Pshennaya. (In this regard, it is worth recalling the legendary legendary one. “Strange Mrs. Savage”, in which Vera Maretskaya, Faina Ranevskaya and Lyubov Orlova played the title role in succession.) As a result, a new play “Vassa” appeared.