23 september 2019

YDT for the second time at Maly Theatre in Moscow


A peformance of Right You Are, If You Think So by the Nobel laureate Luigi Pirandello, directed by Jagoš Marković, is scheduled for Thursday, 26th September at Maly Theatre in Moscow. This is not the first guest performance of a YDT production at one of the oldest theatres in Russia. A Profitable Position by A.N. Ostrovsky, directed by Egon Savin, was performed in May last year as part of the international Ostrovsky in the House of Ostrovsky theatre festival at Maly Theatre.


Maly Theatre is one of the oldest theatres in Russia and it first opened its doors back in 1824. Since its inception, it has played an important role in the development of Russia’s national culture. Some of the greatest Russian actors performed at this theatre, works by Pushkin were performed here in his lifetime and the stage of Maly Theatre was the venue for the first performances of Russian translations of works by Shakespeare and Schiller. Plays by many Russian authors were performed at this theatre but it is most closely linked to the name of Alexander Nikolayevich Ostrovsky. His monument stands in front of the theatre and the Ostrovsky in the House of Ostrovsky theatre festival was launched in 1993. In 1992, Maly Theatre was granted the status of National Treasure together with the Bolshoi Theatre, The Hermitage, Tretyakov Gallery and the Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed. Maly Theatre and Yugoslav Drama Theatre are both members of the Union of Theatres of Europe.


Right You Are, If You Think So has so far been performed at Purgatorije 2017 Mediterranean Theatre festival in Tivat, Theatre Spring festival in Šabac, Vršac Theatre Autumn international festival of classical theatre, Without Translation festival of Yugoslav theatre in Užice but also on the stages of Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb and Slovene National Theatre in Ljubljana.


Right You Are, If You Think So won the best production award and Jelisaveta Seka Sablić won the best actor award at Purgatorije Mediterranean Theatre Festival in Tivat. This production won three awards at the International Small Scenes Theatre Festival in Rijeka: Veljko Maričić best actress award (Jelisaveta Sablić), Veljko Maričić best supporting actor award (Nenad Jezdić) and Ružica Nenadović Sokolić award for best costume design (Bojana Nikitović).


YDT performance in Moscow was made possible thanks to the support of the City of Belgrade.