MINSK, 26 March (BelTA) – The Yanka Kupala National Academic Theater will premiere two productions En souvenir de Chagall and The Locals in May-June 2020, Deputy Director General of the theater Svetlana Shitikova told journalists, BelTA has learned.
“The opening night of En souvenir de Chagall is scheduled for late May. It is about the life of famous Belarusian artist Marc Chagall. The Locals is a renewed legendary production based on Yanka Kupala's play and directed by artistic director of the theater Nikolai Pinigin. Its opening night will be held at the end of June. Stage and costume design is in the hands of Yekaterina Shimanovich, who has designed costumes and decorations for productions of the Yanka Kupala Theater numerous times,” Svetlana Shitikova said.
According to her, in late 2020 the theater will present Vintsent Dunin-Martsinkevich's Idyll directed by Nikolai Pinigin. “Our other projects include Yanka Kupala Theater Day in the Minsk Town Hall on 6 June. The first music and theater festival Paulinka will take place in Vyazynka on 11 June. At the end of March, Nesvizh Castle will host a performance of King Lear. Nikolai Pinigin's production About the History of the Theater will be performed on the main stage of the theater on 14 September, timed to our centennial anniversary,” Svetlana Shitikova added.
Belarusian theaters have recently suspended tours. The Yanka Kupala Theater postponed its performances in Latvia's Daugavpils, Poland's Warsaw and Lublin, where it is set to perform one of its most popular productions – Nikolai Gogol's The Government Inspector directed by Nikolai Pinigin. In April the theater will bring Paulinka and The Government Inspector to Mogilev. Paulinka will also be performed in Borisov in May. The schedule of the theater includes the performance of Pinsk Gentry in Molodechno in June. The Yanka Kupala Theater's King Lear will wrap up the international theater festival Belaya Vezha in Brest.