The actors are shocked.  Vladimir Kekhman filmed all the performances and hastily closes the Moscow Art Theater for repairs

After the New Year from the site of the Moscow Art Theater. Gorky’s schedule of performances suddenly disappeared: at the end of January only Yesenin’s Women remained, while the poster for February is completely absent. Even “Vassa Zheleznova” was canceled, which Kekhman definitely started to please Tatyana Doronina – the actress played the main role in the production for many years and was even going to come to the premiere. But … “the shows are postponed due to the disease of the leading artist with coronavirus” – says the announcement on the same official website.

And it seems that we will not see the restored performance very soon. As it became known to “StarHit”, Vladimir Kekhman decided not to wait for the end of the season and to close the theater for major repairs right now – in February. Perhaps this is due to the fact that after the cleaning of most of the “Boyakov” productions, they simply did not have time to create new ones to replace them. It becomes clear why provocative banners appeared at the entrance with the image of an odious businessman and the words: “Reconstruction. Come to my Moscow Art Theater before I shut it down. “

“We expected that the renovation would begin closer to summer, in the off-season, but, apparently, Vladimir Abramovich decided otherwise,” the theater troupe told StarHit. – It will last right up to October – that is, for almost a year we will be out of work. I think there are hardly those who are delighted with the fact that they will not play. Everyone was stuck in obscurity, the actors haven’t been told anything about their future fate yet. ”

Even those who fought the policy of former artistic director Eduard Boyakov are discouraged: after all, his departure did not bring any positive changes to the institution. Yes, Olga Buzova left the stage, the bloated administrative staff and a number of artists were cut, but those who remained were no longer employed.

The overhaul of the Moscow Art Theater, which was initially planned from May to November, will cost a tidy sum – about 5 billion rubles. The works, according to Kekhman’s idea, should be carried out by Italian and German companies. First of all, the director is going to renovate the stage complex, which is “in a pre-emergency state” and has existed for 50 years without changes. The main task is to make a new upper and lower stage mechanization.

Also, significant changes can be felt in the foyer – for example, portraits of artists will be removed from the wall of honor as a relic. The only thing that will remain untouched is the pictures of Tatyana Doronina and other prominent figures.

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Recall that businessman Vladimir Kekhman was appointed general director of the theater in October, a month later artistic director Eduard Boyakov resigned from the Moscow Art Theater, who wrote a statement of his own free will. A new artistic director never appeared at the institution.

At the time of publication of the material, it was not possible to get comments on the situation from Vladimir Kekhman himself and the press service.

Photo: press service, website of the Moscow Art Theater. Gorky, PhotoXPress

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