My Dear Mathilde (My Old Lady)
Israel Horovitz

The loser Mathias inherits a luxurious Parisian apartment. Arriving from America in Paris, he learns that he inherited not only the apartment, but also its inhabitants - two single women.


It is a strange, full of absurdity drama story about people who cannot find their place in life, it is a tragicomedy close to farce, produced on the main stage of the Theatre.

The performance is based on the work by Israel Horowitz, one of the leading American playwrights, screenwriters and directors of our time, whose plays starring Al Pacino, Diane Keaton and Gerard Depardieu.

The plot intertwines the lives of three people: the American loser Mathias and two single ladies. He was lucky in life only once - when he inherited a luxurious Parisian apartment, and the ladies turned out to be a rather specific bonus to the sudden gift of fortune. Obviously, one can expect a lot from such a story: striking conflicts and funny situations, unveiling of family secrets and “inventory of skeletons in the closet”.

The author of the production is a compatriot of the playwright, an American with Italian roots, a photographer and director John Pepper. This stylish and modern performance with an expressive and memorable aesthetics is the result of the collaboration between foreign director and the Russian troupe.


Running time 2 h. 40 min. including interval

  • Video - Tatiana Mishina
  • Set Designer - Elena Dmitrakova
  • Lighting Designer - Vladimir Rozhkov
  • Director - John Pepper

Premiere: 30.04.2013

Performance My Dear Mathilde (My Old Lady) in What's On