Mocking my happiness

15 March 2020, Sun. 19:00
Lesia Ukrainka National Academic Theater of Russian Drama Kyiv, vulytsya Bohdana Khmelʹnytsʹkoho, 5
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Why is it worth going to the play Mocking my happiness?

1. Learn more about the life of Anton Chekhov
2. To see a cult performance that has not been shown for many years
3. Invite friends or parents

After a 37-year break on the stage of the National Academic Theater of Russian Drama named after Lesia Ukrainka again the legendary play "Mocking my happiness."

The production was based on the play of the same name by Leonid Malyugin, which tells about the second half of the life of the famous literary genius Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1884-1904). His first creative successes, illness, heavy mental loneliness, heart torment and, finally, death in Yalta. The play was based on the surviving notes and essays of Anton Pavlovich himself, his wife Olga, sister Maria, brother Alexander, friends of the family Lika Mizinova and writer Maxim Gorky.

“Mocking my happiness ...”, the protagonist of the work (in the role of Chekhov Vyacheslav Ezepov) is quietly sad. And in these words lies the whole paradox of being a great genius. The writer’s not too eventful life is more than compensated by a seething spiritual volcano. The author of the play, and after him the director of the play Mikhail Reznikovich, managed to create the image of an ordinary living person who knows how to love, appreciate, cry and enjoy.

“I think the main thing lies in the play, that is, in the amazingly modern thoughts of Chekhov that sink into the soul of every person,” director Mikhail Reznikovich shares his impressions of the production. - They are so smart, subtle, piercing, confessional, truthful, paradoxical, figurative - they are for all time. And if the artists convey them to the audience sincerely, with soul, mind and heart, then the audience happily listens to them, thinks about their life and thanks emotionally both Chekhov and the theater for a sip of moral oxygen that people always need ... ”

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