11.08.2022

Red torch showed a performance-stream about a tired woman Luda

A stream performance was shown at the Novosibirsk theater. Starring – Irina Krivonos

In the theater “Red Torch” took place the delivery of the play “Time-out” by the St. Petersburg director Pyotr Shereshevsky based on the play by playwright Marina Krapivina. Before the screening, the director warned the journalists that it is possible not to see the theater here – there will be a little opera, a little cinema. Actors play at the sight of video cameras, and the broadcast is on the big screen. A play about Lyuda – she is over forty, she works as a social worker: a little tired, a little in love, almost forgiven and completely confused.

By the law of the genre – of course, lonely. Tips and instructions on how to be and what to do sound like music in her life. Already annoying, boring – you can turn it off, but you don’t know where the button is. So it’s easier to go dancing, and then come what may. The NGS correspondents attended a performance – a reality show that we watch every day, you don’t have to turn on the TV.

During the performance, the actors are filmed by cameras, the broadcast goes to the big screen

“Time-out” is the name of the premiere of the play by the theater “Red Torch” by the St. Petersburg director Pyotr Shereshevsky. The play is based on the play by the young playwright Marina Krapivina. The main role was played by the actress Irina Krivonos – according to the director, this is the case when the performance is for the actress, and not vice versa.

The meaning of the word (to be precise, even two words) time-out is rest, respite, a period of time to take a breath. In this performance, the heroine seems to want, but cannot afford to stop in search – either answers to questions about her childhood, adolescence and further in the text, or questions that she wants to ask again and again in order to understand how to live on …

The main character is the social worker Luda

It seems that you are just tired, as they say, wrapped up. You live like everyone else: home (a beautiful daughter has grown up, albeit without a father), work (I am appreciated at work, I do important things), personal life (it certainly is, but who’s everything is smooth). Only sometimes you want to take a rag, erase everything that is ugly and write again.

The director of the play, answering the question of what all this is about, said roughly but intelligibly: to show our life through the life of a lonely unfortunate aunt, although in fact each of us is sometimes this lonely unhappy aunt. It is difficult to argue, and why.

The performance can be watched even from the farthest rows

Luda goes to the supermarket, buys groceries, drags trunks across the snow-covered Ob Sea (in any case, it’s so hard, dreary and monotonous that it doesn’t seem otherwise). Then she knocks on the door of my grandmother, who does not hear, because her TV is screaming. Luda bought millet at the wrong price – Lydia Afanasyevna asked for her in the store where the share was for cereals. The grandmother needs to feed the pigeons several tons of millet so that her son will be forgiven for his sins in the next world.

Another ward complained that there is now an expensive salon on the site of a budget hairdressing salon, and Luda decided to do a good deed (after all, she was a hairdresser), but with good intentions … that there is nothing to whine, this is your job and in general you need to pull yourself together and look for a creative approach to work.

Luda is a little over 40, but she is constantly told what to do, especially with her personal life.

Relations with men are a cross-cutting theme of the performance. And how to get around it when it comes to a single woman who still has a chance. Here is the father’s indifference after the death of his mother, insane but unrequited love for a man twice as old, an accidental child from the first person he meets and a story invented by herself (an adult sensible woman) with ridiculous romantic correspondence.

Denis Ganin presented three male looks

The performance is like a psychoanalysis session, in which every spectator will surely ask his own questions and may even find answers. It is impossible to evaluate and understand everything at once here, and it is unlikely that it will be possible to connect what is happening in some kind of logical chain. Real life is like in some kind of dream, only you can’t wake up.

In the playwright’s play, all this is intertwined with Scandinavian mythology. Norns are three women, sorceresses, endowed with a wonderful gift to determine the fate of the world and people: Urd – past or fate, Verlandi – present and becoming, Skuld – future or duty.

Luiza Rusanova as Luda’s daughter

These three ladies do not want to give in to each other and seem to argue all the time about who will be in charge now.

Luda, like all of us (at some point, lonely unhappy aunts), wants at least a little of that very happiness, which, as one of the heroes of the play says, is not given to everyone, no matter who does what. This is just a lottery, it will fall into someone, someone will pass. In pursuit of this happiness, we simply strive for a common denominator.

“But now we have a family,” Luda says to herself after the half-married father of her daughter returned to her life. – We will go skiing together, go to the store and buy something there.

The main decoration is a supermarket, where Luda spends most of her time.

All this atmosphere of an eternal supermarket with monotonous picks at the checkout, life under the gun of cameras – in front of everyone, with approval or condemnation, advice, likes or dislikes in social networks, sometimes seems so worthless.

It’s like we’re all waiting for some (now buzzword) trigger. It seems that Luda had several such attempts. In the end, she takes off this stupid, hypocritical uniform, under which everything is so unexpectedly natural and beautiful. And let it be a wrong step, but it is impossible to calculate everything and not make a mistake.

Irina Krivonos says that the end of the performance is about good, you need to live on, but how else? Indeed, the main thing is to discern in this life – a tired lonely aunt – an insanely beautiful woman. Take a bath, put on a red dress, and then dance like no one sees you. Even if it is a solo dance.

“Time Out” is a fantasy performance where real life is intertwined with Scandinavian mythology

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