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Pains of Youth

 

Ferdinand Bruckner

 

Pains of Youth

 

Translated from the German by Rosa Iskandaryan

 

 

 

Director:

Adrian Giurgea (USA)

Space:

Danila Korogodsky

Costumes:

Nika Velegzhaninova

Lighting:

Yan Zhukov

Sound:

Valentin Levitsky

Assistant director:

Valentin Levitsky

The performance includes music by Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Zbigniew Preisner, Duke Ellington, The Ink Spots, King Oliver and Dmitri Shostakovich.

 

Characters and cast

 

Marie

Natalya Ponomariova/Tatiana Shuklina

Lucy

Elene Trifonova

Desiree

Natalia Medvedeva/Olga Belinskaya/Svetlana Smirnova

Freder

Artyom Shilov/Ruslan Katsagadzhiev

Alt

Sergey Mardar/Aleksey Chuev

Irene

Regina Atsapkina/Kristina Komkina

Petrell

Stepan Beketov/Kirill Gusev/Roman Huzin

The action of the play takes place in Vienna in 1923

The performance lasts 2 hours 45 minutes with one intermission

The Russian audience is presented with one of the largest European names in drama - Ferdinand Bruckner. This is the first time that the play “Sickness of Youth” has been staged in Russia. It is the first of a series of six plays which Bruckner wrote over the course of his life. “Sickness of Youth” has been translated especially for this production and is a collaboration between the American director, Adrian Georgia, and Theatre Pokoleniy. 
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1923. Austria in the aftermath of World War One. Chaos and despair in a German-speaking society which has undergone a monumental crisis. The world has change irrevocably: something has moved on, something has been left behind forever. The 19th century closed with the destruction of a large humanistic civilisation. What will the future hold in store - nobody knows. The play’s heroes, young medical students, are trying to find their place in the world whilst Adolf Hitler is preparing to seize power in Germany.