Rimas Tuminas has started rehearsals for his new theatre production of the play “Minetti” by Thomas Bernhard.

28 April 2015

The creative team of the production includes director Anatoly Dzivaev, set-designer Adomas Jacovskis, costume designer Kotrina Daujotaite, music – Faustas Latenas, choreographer Anzelika Cholina, musical director Tatyana Agaeva, stage manager Natalya Menshikova.

Vladimir Simonov, the People’s Artist of Russia, plays the leading role in the play. Lyudmila Maksakova, the People’s Artist ofRussia,Aleksei Kuznetsov, the Honored Artist of Russia, AgnessaPeterson, the Honored Artist of Russia, Maria Volkova and actors of the First Studio of theVakhtangov Theatre take part in the rehearsals.

Thomas Bernhard is not well-known in Russia; his play “Minetti” has never been staged in any Russian theatre. “Minetti” was written in 1976 for a real person, the famous German theatre actor Bernhard Minetti.

The premiere of the performance is scheduled for mid-October to coincide with the Opening of the New Stage of the Vakhtangov Theatre.