Premiere took place on May 21, 2011. (Priyut Komedianta, St. Petersburg)
The play is based on the novel of the same name by Alexander Kuprin.
Young writer Ivan comes in Polesie in a search of a new plot for a novel. Lost in the local dense forest, he finds a house belonging to an old woman called Manuylikha and her granddaughter Olesya, both expelled from the village for practicing witchcraft. Olesya can heal wounds, predict future, read the cards. Young people fall in love together, but their love is doomed – Olesya learned that from her cards …
Duration: 1 hour 50 minutes without intermission.
St. Petersburg Highest Theatrical Award “Golden Sophite” 2010-2011.
Nikolay Dreyden and Maxim Didenko
Author of the script
The play engaged young actors from Malyi Drama Theatre (Theatre of Europe):