Alexander Kalyagin marked his 75th birthday by a new premiere at the theatre he heads, having played Khlestakov in Robert Sturua's play “The Government Inspector. A Version”. We certainly have to forget the 23-year-old Gogol’s character – Kalyagin enters the stage in a wheelchair, masterfully and fearlessly playing a very old man. This is not the first time the tandem of Sturua and Kalyagin addresses the topic of the old age: first in “Krapp's Last Tape”, then in their mutual plans to stage a production on Beckett's “Molloy”. Yet Kalyagin’s Khlestakov is the most radical homage to the old age.
On September 10, the State Kremlin Palace hosted the only ballet show with opera elements “The Crystal Palace”. It was shown on the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Russian Federation and Malta.
A target of the new course is to educate a person of theatre in a broad sense - a specialist who would be well-informed about theatre history, contemporary art, and a process of mounting theatre production.