Premiere of the comedy "Bear with a Proposal" on the stage of the Russian Drama Theater of Uzbekistan
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- On the stage of the State Academic Russian Drama Theater of Uzbekistan, on 12-13 February, the premiere of 2022, the comedy Bear with a Proposal, was presented. In the new year, the viewer is presented with the opportunity to meet Chekhov’s easy and at the same time multifaceted comedic gift.
The performance consists of two vaudevilles by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov "Bear" and "Proposal". The works of the great Russian writer are absolutely relevant, despite the fact that they did not try to “modernize” the performance (for the luck of the viewer) and staged it in an absolutely classical form. The audience enthusiastically followed the development of the relationship of the characters, laughing at where their uncompromising characters "bring" and empathizing with living human feelings. Such is Chekhov, whose characters are extremely diverse and largely unpredictable, just as it happens in real life with all of us. That is why his work does not lose its charm, even in our age, overloaded with information. However, it is not an easy task to adequately convey Chekhov’s word to the viewer, and, as the premiere of "The Bear with a Proposal" showed, the Russian Drama Theater coped with it remarkably.
Vaudeville "The Bear" is familiar to a serious viewer, it would seem, by heart. However, the performance of actors Kristina Savchenko (Elena Ivanovna Popova) and Ivan Nenasheva (Grigory Stepanovich Smirnov) made us forget about recognition and immerse ourselves in the relationship of two people who, during one small performance, took that very famous “one step” from hatred to love (although in the classical version, the sequence is just the opposite). And no matter how much Smirnov, punished by life, knows more than once about female cunning, and no matter how much the young widow Elena Ivanovna reproaches her late husband for infidelity, the eternal search for the second half attracts these people to each other. A subtle connoisseur of life, Chekhov once again leaves the viewer no opportunity to doubt his innocence.
The comedy was staged by Moscow stage director Ivan Chumachenko and the Tashkent theater absolutely relies on different directorial approaches, creating a repertoire that is not only diverse, but also diverse, which is always interesting to the viewer. The charisma of the premiere is wonderfully complemented by the design of the performance - quite laconic and very characteristic at the same time. Another Moscow specialist, production designer Alyona Glinskaya, was involved in solving this problem.
The second part of the performance is based on Chekhov’s famous vaudeville "Proposal", the phrase from which "Oxen meadows are ours!" known to more than one generation of theatergoers. Everything is intertwined here - the very “housing issue, which, as you know, spoiled more than one generation,” if you twist the eternal disputes about property in this way; intransigence, reaching a frenzy and ... with all this, the desire for ordinary human happiness. Chekhov is arranged in such a way that in his characters, at first glance, funny and ridiculous, we gradually begin to recognize ourselves and, through the power of humor, understand more what is important and what is actually secondary in life. The brightness of the work of the actors - Honored Artist of Uzbekistan Oleg Galakhov (Stepan Stepanovich Chubukov, Ekaterina Belova (Natalya Stepanovna Chubukova, Yuri Antipina (Ivan Vasilievich Lomov)) did not allow the audience to relax for a minute. to the main goal - the marriage of Lomov. Swinging the swing of intransigence, somewhere latently all three do not leave the thought that they still have to stop. However, at other moments, the amplitude of these swings simply rolls over. Chekhov carefully conveys the intensity of human characters through humor, showing us himself And that is why we again come and come to the theater to meet ourselves through a good performance, through the talent of the author, director, actors.
This time such a meeting took place, and therefore I want the play “The Bear” and “The Proposal” to have a big and eventful creative life on the stage of the State Academic Russian Drama Theater of Uzbekistan.