Update Post: November 30, 2023 4:35 pm
Date: November 21, 2023 Time: 17:27:11
The viewer perceives the image of Don Juan through the centuries as familiar and understandable. However, in the Maly Theater performance the hero appears in a slightly different light. According to the director, Don Juan is, above all, a free man, so in a hypocritical society he always becomes an outcast.
“This hero is not enough to exist, he needs a strong faith as a stimulus for life. And if he does not have it, he feels overwhelmed by an endless and destructive emptiness,” stresses Vladimir Dragunov. “In his search, he follows a disturbing path: he tests faith by denying it, he tests the existence of God, provoking him with his behavior. The same happens in relationships with women. And only then does he think about the existence of true love, when Elvira arrives. to him to warn him and save him…”
The creators of the production note that this performance is an attempt to see the famous plot through the eyes of a modern viewer and make sure of its “eternity.” The director entrusted the main role to Honored Artist of Russia Andrei Chubchenko, the role of Sganarelle’s servant is played by Mikhail Fomenko.