The Text

The performance based on the same name novel by D.Glukhovsky

The premiere will take place on May 15, 2018.


Genre: cybernoir

Joint project of the Moscow Drama Theater named after M.N. Ermolova and producer Leonid Roberman

“The Text” is the first production based on the novel by Dmitry Glukhovsky, the author of several national best-sellers, including “Metro 2033” and “Metro 2034”.

The story depicts several days in the life of a student philologist, who returned to Moscow after being in prison. During his absence, the technology has changed peoples’ relations, and the phone became the second “I” of a man.

The fate gives to the protagonist the cell phone of his enemy, drug police lieutenant, who sent him to jail on false accusation 7 years ago.

The protagonist starts the life of another person using his phone…

On stage, this gadget becomes a character of the story together with real actors. And all that is happening during the performance is shot by a camera on a flying drone.

Duration — 2 hours


Maxim Didenko


Dmitry Glukhovsky

Set and costumes by:
Galya Solodovnikova

Alexander Karpov

Oleg Mikhailov, Ilya Starilov

Ira Ga

Lighting designer:
Sergey Vasiliev

Kristina Asmus

Alexey Kanichev

Alexander Kudin

Ilya Malanin

Olga Matushkina

Daria Melnikova

Elena Silina

Artem Tkachenko

Egor Kharlamov

Artem Tsukanov