January 18 to 20, 7 p.m.
Main Stage
The Visit
After the play by
Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Translation from the German by
Nikolai Otten and Lyudmila Chyornaya
Directed by
Oleg Dobrovolsky
Set design by
Costume design by
Original music by
Choreographed by
Alexander Andriyashkin
Lighting designed by
Video art by
3 hours with two intermissions.

Swiss playwright Friedrich Dürrenmatt wrote the story of a wealthy resident of the city of Güllen taking revenge on former fellow citizens who once betrayed her in 1956 as a criticism of postwar society which had not yet righted itself.

In Oleg Dobrovolsky’s production this tale takes on the features of a new mythology: what is transhumanism and can it stop evil if its mechanism was launched long ago? The modern Claire Zachanassian is a fine-tuned death machine, von Trier’s Grace from Dogville and aged Gretchen from Goethe's Faust at the same time. The protagonist of the play - Alfred Ill - faces a choice: to admit guilt and destroy himself, or, having lost everything, to change and find himself anew.

Tickets run from 1,000 to 5,000 rubles.



Claire Zachanassian: Tamara Sagaidak/Alla Kazakova
Alfred Ill: Alexander Miloserdov
Wife of Alfred Ill: Irina Koreneva
Son: Yevgeny Kapustin
Daughter: Anna Daukaeva
Mayor: Andrei Yemelyanov
Priest: Pavel Kravets
Schoolmaster: Alexander Panteleev
Policeman: Fyodor Borisenko
Doctor: Alyona Fyodorova/Vera Kuznetsova
Painter: Mikhail Sokolov
Toby: Dmitry Mikirtumov
Roby: Pavel Melikov
Steward: Alexander Sinyukov
Black leopard: Andrei Anisimov/Viktor Vybornov
Claire’s husband VII to IX: Anton Torsukov
Claire’s daughter: Yulia Abdel Fattah
First resident: Anton Kapanin
Second resident: Anton Lapenko
First woman: Anastasia Fursa
Second woman: Daria Kolpikova
TV host: Vladimir Dolmatovsky
TV cameraman: Andrei Anisimov
Koby: : Georgy Grishchenkov
Loby: Dmitry Myagky

The Visit. Trailer