FEAR AND MISERY OF THE THIRD EMPIRE | Play | Ivan Vazov National Theatre
01 July, Monday 19:00 Main stage Guest

FEAR AND MISERY OF THE THIRD EMPIRE

Guest
Theatre Vene – Tallinn, Estonia
Duration
01 h 50 m
Genre
Drama
Age restriction
Not suitable for persons under 14

FEAR AND MISERY OF THE THIRD EMPIRE 

After Bertolt Brecht

 

Director:

Timofey Kulyabin

Dramaturge:

Roman Dolzhansky

Stage Design:

Oleg Golovko

Costumes:

Vlada Pomirkovannaya

Light:

Oskars Pauliņš

Musical Design:

Timofey Pastukhov

Stage Managers:

Tatyana Kaur and Sergey Pleskin 

Cast:

Artjom Garejev, Aleksandr Žilenko, Dmitri Kordas, Dmitri Kosjakov, Daniil Zandberg, Marina Malova, Jekaterina Kordas, Tatjana Kosmõnina, Anna Markova, Tatjana Manevskaja, Elli Levin, Kristian Drazdauskas, Roman Štširõi, Taissia Podolskaja

 

"Fear and Misery of the Third Empire" is one of the recent productions by director Timofey Kulyabin, who has become one of the most interesting and sought-after European directors. It was staged at the Russian-language theatre in the Estonian capital after he left Russia because of his stance against the war in Ukraine. In Tallinn, Kulyabin staged an updated version of Bertolt Brecht's play Fear and Misery of the Third Reich, written in exile just before World War II and presenting a picture of life during the rise of National Socialism after Hitler's rise to power. Kulyabin updates some of the scenes in the original play and creates a production of fear and despair, of collective numbness, of the disappearance of the human in a totalitarian society.

Timofey Kulyabin graduated in 2007 from the directing faculty of the State Institute of Theatre Arts in Moscow.  After his graduation he started working at the Novosibirsk Academic Theatre “Red Torch”, and in 2015 he headed the theatre, becoming the youngest chief director in Russia at that time. He was head of the “Red Torch” Theatre until February 2022 and during this time carried out a number of productions offering radical contemporary interpretations of classical and modern theatre plays. In connection with his unequivocal anti-war stance, Timofey Kulyabin was forced to leave his post as the chief director of the “Red Torch” Theatre and all his productions planned for the coming years in Russia were cancelled. He currently lives and works in Europe and has staged at Deutsches Theater Berlin, Schauspielhaus Zürich, Residenztheater München a.o.

 

In Russian with Bulgarian and English surtitles. 

 

The production is presented together with World Theatre in Sofia 2024, part of the Cultural Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2024.

 

Photo credit:

Jelena Vilt

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