In connection with the March 16, 2020, Decree of Mayor Sobyanin, the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre, like all other theatres in Moscow, has cancelled all performances and other events until April 10, 2020, inclusively.

The lobby, the Word Order bookstore, and the lobby cafe will be closed through April 10.

The theatre box office will be open from March 25—29 and April 6—10  from 12 a.m. to 7 p.m. Here you may return tickets originally purchased at the box office, or purchase tickets for performances and events planned after April 10.

Please be careful, and take care of yourself!

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Zoika's Apartment

By Mikhail Bulgakov
Director: Olga LukichyovaWatch the trailer
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Duration: 2 hours 30 mins. with one intermission

The premiere took place on 28 September 2017.

Mikhail Bulgakov wrote his famous play in 1925 on a commission from the Vakhtangov Theater. Its premiere took place, directed by Alexei Popov, in 1926, shortly after which the play was removed from the repertoire for “defaming Soviet reality.”

The events described by Bulgakov occur in the NEP era - a time of abrupt changes, bold ventures and shattered hopes. The mistress of a seamstress’ studio, the 35-year-old Zoika, arranges visits among rich "grooms" and beautiful "models" in her home. She does it all for the sake of her lover and for the realization of their shared dream: to save up money in order to escape from Soviet Russia.

The risky venture ends in failure - Bulgakov accurately described the horror of a Soviet citizen being confronted by plainclothes secret policemen who come after the “criminals.” genre of tragic buffoonery defines both the character of this cheerful but terrible play, and the life that Moscow led in the short decade between the 1920s and 1930s