On May 14 we were at this performance with my husband. I'm 62, he's 66, I'm disabled. left the second department for the first time in their life. we see ourselves in these unfortunate people, so it's hard to look at all this. The youth were having fun and my heart was breaking. I wanted to relax and unwind, but it turned out to be a bitter grief.
Beautiful, spectacular, but for me it was protracted. Literally before Vakhtangovsky Onegin, I went to the Onegin show, staged by SAM (Commonwealth of Actors and Musicians). And after they were staged, where Chonishvili was one of the main reciters, it was extremely difficult for me to listen to Makovetsky in Vakhtangov. Perhaps, if there had been Guskov, the performance would have been perceived differently. Guskova heard later in the play Onegin-blues (another of Onegin's variations, which she saw as many as 4 that season). Only in the second act, at the sight of the wagon under a snowstorm, did my heart tremble and accept the production.
You get used to good performances (this is exactly about the Vakhtangov Theater), and then BAM! .. and in a seemingly decent place you run into. Even before the quarantine times, a friend took a ticket to the "New Apartment" in Vakhtangov, but it did not work out. And I decided on my own head to fill the gap. The play is based on Goldoni's play. Staged in the style of farce. But such a vinaigrette of images. Here is our quarantine present, and the characters of the Adams family, and Alice in Wonderland. I have mastered the plot by half. I believe that if in the first act there are unhappy lovers, then in the second everything will be happily resolved. I didn't have the strength to watch this nonsense. Complaints about the plot and the production itself. From the pros - historical costumes and selected acting work. The second act was replaced by a walk from Arbat to Polyanka. It was wonderful.
We watched in October 2019. A very good performance, in my opinion it has been going on for twenty years already in this lineup. An exact hit in the role of both actors. Good direction. You have to watch while these actors are still playing ...