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Russian Federation – 1

THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION, TATARSTAN
BUINSK STATE DRAMA THEATRE
Buinsk

Ivan Turgenjev

“THE LADY”

After the motives of “Mumu”

Director – Timur Kulov
Stage Designer – Timur Kulov

Cast
LADY – Gulzada Kamartdinova
GERASIM – Rustem Davlyatshin
TATYANA, MUMU – Rufna Khamatdinova
GAVRILA – Vilnur Shaykhutdinov
KAPITON – Rishat Tukhfatulin
LAUNDRESS – Liliya Gazizullina
PRIZHIVALKA – Elmira Semenova
CASTELLANTE – Rima Khamidullina
PEASANT – Ilfr Sultanov

This story has been shrouded in mystery for more than a century and a half. It would seem a simple question, which we have been trying to answer from early childhood – why did Gerasim drown Mumu? The older we get, the more unobvious our answers become. Gerasim, who was deprived of everything that was dear to him – free rural open spaces, beloved woman Tatyana and the dog Mumu, crosses the line of allconsuming fear and constant dependence on the Lady.

The performance of the Buinsk Theater is a story that happened on a raft, where hopelessly lonely and weak-willed people live, in the open ocean. People living in an era of great change, but who are tired of even imagining a bright future. Summer is replaced by winter, winter by spring. The raft will leak and there is not enough space for everyone…