Chamber stage (Maly prospekt, 49)
In the early 2000s, the Theatre on Vasilevsky opened a new stage at Maly Prospect, 49. This space, later renamed the Chamber stage, was used by the actors to produce their famous parody shows and rehearse their independent works. Exhibitions of artworks and sketches for performances were held in the foyer. Workshops of foreign dramatic works and creative meetings took place here, as well as experimental performances.
Here, at the end of 2006,the club “Entresol” was opened; the theatre AKhE played their performances there and held artistic exhibitions, installations and performative arts together with invited companies from Germany, Poland, Canada, France, Spain, Hungary, the USA and Italy. After the break caused by reconstruction, the work of the Chamber stage started with a new original repertory for children and adults under the direction of Alexey Uteganov.
Starting from the 2011-2012 season the stage at Maly prospekt, 49 was used as an experimental stage for young theatre workers. The first such experiment was the premiere of “ART” based on the play by famous European playwright Yasmina Reza and directed by Ruslan Nanava. The premiere took place on April 21, 2012.
On December 10 of 2012, on the Chamber stage of the Theatre on Vasilevsky, a stage reading of Tatyana Moskvina’s play “Cursed Love” took place. The play tells the story of the bright and tragic love between the legendary actress Angelina Stepanova and talented playwright Nikolai Erdman. That theatrical piece was performed by leading actors of the theater, winners of the Golden Soffit award Tatyana Kalashnikova and Mikhail Nikolaev. The playwright Tatyana Moskvina is a famous writer, critic and member of the Union of Writers of St. Petersburg and the Union of Cinemarographers of Russia. She is the author of fifteen books, essay, dramas and reviews. Her plays are staged in different cities of the country.
On December 27, 2012 on the Chamber stage of the Theatre on Vasilevsky there was a premiere of the performance "Pushkin's Fairy Tales" directed by Alexei Uteganov.
Afterwards, the Chamber stage hosted several performances for kids: “The Axe Porridge”, “The Uncatchable Piglet Foontik”, “New Adventures of Masha and Vitya”, “New Year in Prostokvashino” and others.
Vladimir Tumanov, the Chief Director of the Theatre on Vasilevsky, staged on the Chamber Stage the performances “The Cursed Love” based on the play by Tatyana Moskvina with Mikhail Nikolaev and Tatyana Kalashnikova in the lead roles, “Tea Ceremony” based on the play by Alexander Stroganov engaging the People’s Artist of Russia Tatyana Malyagina and Sergey Agafonov, "The Human Voice" based on the play by the French playwright Jean Cocteau with Svetlana Shchedrina as protagonist.
Honored Artist of Russia Artem Tsypin staged the play "The Last Trolleybus" based on Alexander Volodin’s works.
In June of 2015 Honored Artist of Russia Vadim Romanov produced the comedy "One More Jackson" based on the play by Herbert Berger.
In October 2015, it was premiered the performance "Stone" based on the play by Marius von Mayenburg directed by Denis Khusniyarov. This performance became the
Golden Mask Award nominee and the Golden Soffit Award nominee.
In the beginning of December 2016, Denis Khusniyarov staged the play “Two Little Ladies Head North” based on the play by the French playwright Pierre Notte.
At the end of December 2016 the Honoured Artist of Russia Vadim Romanov presented to the audience his new play for kids "The Apples of Youth" based on the play by Vladimir Ilyukhov.
In the middle of January 2017, the premiere of the play "The Eternal Husband" based on the story of Fyodor Dostoevsky and directed by Victoria Lugovaya took place.
In 2018 several premieres took place on the Chamber stage, among them: "The Mechanism Man" based on the play by Maria Zelinskaya (February 17, 2018), directed by Ruslan Nanava; “The Achelata’s Laugh” based on the play “Memoir” by John Murrell (May 19, 2018), directed by Vladimir Tumanov; “Petersburg” based on the play by Yulia Tupikina (April 28, 2018), directed by Denis Khusniyarov; “The Princess Who Never Smiled” based on the play by Vladimir Ilyukhov (December 15, 2018), directed by Vadim Romanov.
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