1. If you like the era of the 60s
2. The plot, clinging to the living
3. Excellent teamwork of the magnificent Anna Varpakhovskaya and young actors
At the National Academic Theater of Russian Drama Lesia Ukrainka's benefit is the prima donna of the great stage - the amazing Anna Varpakhovskaya! In the enchanting tragicomedy “Farewell Tango,” the actress played the role of the imposing seigneur Edda - mistress of fate and prisoner of her own passions.
The play, created by the play of the Italian playwright Aldo Nikolai, takes the audience to the 60s of the last century. Before us are only three heroes: a respectable, far from poor, post-Balzac-era lady Edda, her chatty servant Foka and a handsome young man Elio.
The life of the main character is already heading towards sunset, but her memory does not want to put up with it. Yesterday's seducer of the famous and wealthy — ministers, generals, princes, diplomats, and even one Indian Maharajah — lives on memories of past love victories. It seems that the lord erases the line between the past and the present, between fiction and reality. During the day, she still somehow keeps afloat, but at night her imagination is carried away into the land of dreams. Instead of sleep, dreams of pure, bright, unclean love. Where are you, prince on a white horse?
And then one evening the doorbell rings. On the threshold - he ... Beautiful, young, fatal. Is her dream come true? Perhaps this particular young man will decorate the sunset of her life. Do not rush to conclusions. The guy somehow persistently asks about Edda’s past, clarifies every detail, as if he knows something or guesses ... Only at the end of the performance does the viewer understand that he connects the two heroes.
“Farewell tango” is a bitter story of loneliness, and reckoning for terrible sins, and later enlightenment, from which you can not escape.