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fairy-tale in one act
Boris Shergin

18 April, 20.00 (on stage of Novgorod Philharmonic Hall)

    The play creates a world combining folk traditions and signs of modernity and connecting past and present in the form of a fairy tale or a tale saturated with accurate comparisons and ingenious figurative expressions. Amusing and uncomplicated, as it might seem, this story is about a quick-witted man who gave a good lesson to the king and all the royal family. It results in a serious speculation about a human being, power, moral choices of each person, the right to make decisions and actions, inevitability of retaliation for any action. The play is built in a form of performance of two vagrant actors who wandering from village to village tell and show the story — funny and instructive — about «gilded» foreheads of kings.

    The performance «Gilded Foreheads» was nominated for the National Theatre Award «Golden Mask 2007″. Lyubov Biryukova got the Golden Mask award as “Best Actor’s work”.

    • STATE PUPPET THEATRE OF THE REPUBLIC OF KARELIA, Petrozavodsk, Russia is a professional repertory theatre with 75 year history and traditions. The theatre opened on 15 December, 1935. The repertoire has more than 30 performances of different techniques: screen performances with stick puppets, finger and flat puppets with an animate background. The basic repertoire includes plays for children of pre-school, primary and secondary school age, a number of performances designed for young audience and for family watching.

      Tour geography of the theatre is beyond Karelia: it is warmly welcomed in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Finland, Sweden, Greece, and in many Russian and International festivals.

      Stage adaptation, director – Alexei Smirnov

      Artist — Ekaterina Petukhova

      Music – Alexander Leonov, Olga Gaydamak

      Actors – people’s artist of Karelia Alexandr Dovbnya,
      honoured Artist of Russia, honoured arts worker of Karelia Lubov Birukova

      Duration – 1 h. 10 min.

      Age – 16+

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