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By Willy Russell

The plot of the play by contemporary English playwright Willy Russell Educating Rita was inspired by Bernard Shaw?s famous comedy Pygmalion, but this time it is a smart hairdresser who turns into a lovely lady. The scene is set in one of the universities in the north of England nowadays. One day in a dusty study of Frank, elderly professor of English philology, energetic girl, called Rita rushes in, declaring that she wants to find the meaning of life in studying literature. Meeting with Rita abruptly changes Frank?s conventional life. Unpredictable turning-points of the plot, subtle lyricism, witty dialogues and brilliant dramatic duet of Elizaveta Prilepskaya and national actor of Russia, the USSR State Prize Laureate Nikolai Ivanov, will fascinate even very exacting spectators…

  • State Theater For Young Audience Named After A. A. Bryantsev, is one of the oldest theatres for children in Russia. It was founded in 1922 in Petrograd by a famous teacher and producer, the national actor of the USSR A.A. Briantsev, who directed the theatre for forty years. The founder of the theater Briantsev worked out the program of ?the theatre for special purpose?, the main points of which are still relevant today. Theatre of young spectators was conceived as the theatre of three generations, that?s why its repertoire includes the performances which are interesting for children, teenagers and the youngsters.
    Art directors of the theatre always were very well known directors in the theatre world. From 1969 to 1985 ? Z. Korogodsky, since 2002 till now — Grigory Kozlov, the winner of the State Prize. Productions of the theatre of young spectators based on the best examples of Russian and foreign classics, have become part of the history of the world theatre. Since its foundation the theatre has repeatedly participated in the most important national and international theatrical festivals, many times it went on tour abroad.

Director ? Anna Potapova
Artist — Mart Kitaev
Actors ? Nikolay Ivanov, Elizaveta Prilepskaya

Duration ? 2 h. 50 min. with one interval

Age — adults

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