Common business (2012)
The premiere held on 2012. 09. 07
The last production directed by Vladimir Ivanov “People as people” by Gorky aroused huge interest among audience and media, that is not surprising at all, since the stage-version of V. Ivanov is distinguished by the depth of psychological analysis, originality and diversity of characters. The director has long been known for this rare gift. And the fact that he was awarded with the “Star of Theatregoer” in 2012, which is established by the audience is fully justified.But all of a sudden a sharp turn from psychological drama to the play written by R.Cooney “It runs the family” occurs – the plot is confusing, complex, with unexpected twists and “traps” – the genre of “sitcom” in which the skill of Ray Cooney is demonstrated generously in a very unexpected manner. The stage director Vladimir Ivanov: “The intricacies of plot lines of the play – as well as, indeed, all of the brilliant comedy plays written by Raymond George Alfred Cooney – becoming almost farcical due to the absurd situations that put characters into a hectic swirl of action – all this requires subtle professional skills from people who take part in the production. The work was challenging, exciting, gambling! Nervous! And … any performance comes into being only provided the contact with the audience, especially a comedy! We hope and believe that with God’s help “Common business” will have a happy ending.
Running time: 3 hours 30 min with one intermission.
The play is recommended for audience older than 16 years (16 +).
Premiere was on 7 September 2012
Characters & Cast:
|Sir Wilby Nelson||
|Set design and costumes||