ЗОЛОТАЯ МАСКА - ФЕСТИВАЛЬ И ПРЕМИЯ
Dmitry Danilov

A MAN FROM THE TOWN OF PODOLSK SERYOZHA THE DUMB

Praktika Theatre, Moscow
Presented in the frame of Russian Case 2019
Участник программы «Russian Case» Фестиваля 2019 года
Director: Marina Brusnikina
Age category 16+
The show is based on two plays of the most sought-after Russian playwright: Dmitry Danilov’s play “A Man from the Town of Podolsk” seems to germinate all over Russia at a frightening speed. As interpreted by Marina Brusnikina and the “Brusnikins”, the story of the passer-by Nikolai who is casually detained by law enforcement authorities right in the middle of Moscow, obtains the appropriate degree of absurdity. “What is the population of Podolsk?” “Describe what you see on the way from home to work” are among the questions asked by the policemen grilling the detained with the utterly moral aim of demonstrating to him how little he is interested in his life, how inattentive he is every day, how small-minded he is in giving his preferences to Amsterdam and not to the Moscow satellite, his home town of Podolsk. Just a few “sessions”, and the guardians of law and order in Nikolai’s mind and soul will teach him to take interest in his very own Motherland and to love it seriously and truly. At the same time another story unfolds in the hall next door, that of Seryozha who is very dumb: he, in his turn, has an hour-long conversation with very scrupulous courier service employees who dumbfound him with their monologues and knock a typical IT-manager out of his everyday routine with their behavior. Playwright Danilov is the manometer of Russian realia idiocy where everyone can be caught off-guard in a most surprising and lawless way.

Anastasia Pauker

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