OLESYA. STORY of LOVE

Drama

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.

Awards

St. Petersburg Highest Theatrical Award “Golden Sophite” 2010-2011.

AUTHORS

Directors
Nikolay Dreyden and Maxim Didenko

Author of the script
Konstantin Fyodorov

Artistic Director
Viktoria Bogdanova

The play engaged young actors from Malyi Drama Theatre (Theatre of Europe):
Daria Rumyantseva
Alexey Morozov
Oleg Ryazantsev