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Family life is a delicate and unpredictable business. Especially if outsiders interfere in this system. It is about this performance "Two husbands for the price of one", reviews of which are completely ambiguous. To put it bluntly: the plot of the production is not food for thought, and there are no ornate logical constructions here. The essence of the performance is in the play of actors who are chosen very well. Many of them are familiar to viewers from television series of different times. This is a comedy, however, its ending leads to certain reflections.
The performance "Two Husbands for the Price of One" begins quite casually: a married couple is talking over an evening dinner. Elena (that's his wife's name) is trying to distract her husband Vitaly from watching gadgets, but this succeeds with varying degrees of success. During the discussion of household chores, it turns out that their 13-year-old daughteris on a tour in another city. Accordingly, the parents were left alone. And what else becomes clear is the fact that the length of family life is about 14 years. According to psychologists, this is one of the crisis ages of marriage, which accounts for the main percentage of divorces.
Evening routine diluted neighbor Sergei, who has become for some time almost an integral part of the "family interior". He is single, and therefore often enjoys the hospitality of his neighbors, enjoying both easy communication and Elena's culinary experiences. By the way, in this moment one should not look for a vulgar subtext - it is not here. Friendly communication - and only.
So, there is a leisurely conversation about everything and nothing…
The plot of intrigue
One way or another, the conversation concerns family life, since Elena is interested in Sergey's views on this issue. As it turned out, they are quite frivolous: the neighbor claims that he sees no point in tying the knot, because sooner or later it will turn into a routine. At the same time, he transparently hints at the relationship that has been established between Elena and Vitaly: there are no more vivid feelings between them, an explosion of emotions and passionate manifestations of love.
The couple are forced to agree that the feelings that once caused their decision to be together are in the past. Everyone lives in a parallel reality. The discussion of this issue becomes lively and interesting, clearly going beyond the usual conversation over evening tea.
Trying to figure out when the fall into boring everyday life happened, all three decide thatthe fault is the habit of being together, which leads to predictability. Sergei comes up with an interesting idea. He invites the spouses to live the day as if they were complete strangers.
A bet is made: whoever fails first in such a relationship loses. Judging by the reviews, "Two Husbands for the Price of One" is not just a sitcom. This is an opportunity to look at the situation in the context of habits that replace genuine relationships with their imitation.
Actors and roles
"Two husbands for the price of one" directed by Optimistic Theater Dmitry Burkhankin. He invited actors whose names are well known to the general public: Tatyana Orlova, who shares the role of Aunt Nina with Galina Konshina; Alexander Yakin and Dmitry Belotserkovsky play the role of Vitaly; Ekaterina Volkova, together with Lyudmila Kharitonova (Volkova), create the image of Elena; Irina Sirotinskaya and Valeria Yakovleva appear as Svetlana; Evgeny Pekkera and Kirill Malov take the stage as Sergey's neighbor.
Let's talk in detail about the cast of "Two Husbands for the Price of One" and start with its female part. The driving force behind this performance is Aunt Nina - let's start with her.
Tatyana Orlova cannot be called an actress whose career was successful. Rather, on the contrary. Her external data was far from the established canons, and therefore she was often compared with Inna Churikova. However, if the Churikov-Panfilov tandem allowed the actress to improve in the profession, then Orlova did not have such support - shenever been married. After graduating from a theater university, Tatyana was accepted into the Mayakovsky Theater.
Its director Andrey Goncharov did not find for her the main or at least significant roles in the repertoire. Orlova's destiny was insignificant characters. In the 90s, there was no time for the theater, and the actors survived as best they could: Tatyana, for example, earned money by participating in skits. And at the same time, her first cinematic experience took place. However, it cannot be called significant - she got "passing" roles. So everything went on until Tatyana Orlova approached the "Balzac" line.
Cinema drew attention to an actress with a non-standard appearance. And the films "Heat", "Parisians" and "Unexpected Joy" are proof of this. And then in 2007, the television film "Daddy's Daughters" was released, and Tatyana Orlova understood the meaning of the expression "to be in trend." There are few spectators in Russia who have not seen the Voronins or Krem. The main direction in which the actress is in demand is the comedy genre.
Work in "Two husbands for the price of one", according to reviews, is one of the successful roles of this plan: the audience notes its similarity with Ranevskaya.
However, one cannot fail to note the work of the actress in the film "The Red Queen", where she presented a character that is far from unambiguous - both grotesque and dramatic.
This actress also performsas Aunt Nina in Two Husbands for the Price of One. Reviews about her drawing of the role are the most enthusiastic. Of course, Orlova and Konshina differ in their approaches to portraying the character of an eccentric but purposeful heroine, but this is the value.
Galina Pavlovna also does not belong to actresses with an easy fate. Her talent was not immediately noticed, moreover, the vicissitudes of her personal life sometimes knocked her off balance for a long time, which affected her career. However, today it is also in high demand. By the way, her comedic gift was perfectly manifested in the genre of parody. Perhaps there was no such famous historical or political character that she would not have depicted in a grotesque style.
In the Moscow State Drama Theater "Complicity" Galina Konshina plays F. Ranevskaya in the eponymous enterprise, which indicates that not all aspects of her talent are shown in the cinema.
Judging by the reviews of "Two husbands for the price of one", many viewers were eager to see Ekaterina Volkova, who plays Elena in this performance.
She is known to viewers from the series "Voronins", which has been filmed since 2009. The actress has a strong-willed character and is characterized by versatile interests. In particular, in 2006 she received a red diploma from the Academy of Budget and Treasury of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation. And this is only 3 years after graduating from VTU. Shchepkina (also with honors).
Probably many people remember the movie"Montecristo", where Ekaterina Volkova received one of her first film roles.
This versatile actress can be a producer, host of the show, and a participant in the Dancing with the Stars project.
Since 2014, Volkova plunged into the life of the theater, taking part in various productions.
In reviews of the play "Two Husbands for the Price of One", the main part of the audience gave the "palm" to Tatyana Orlova, next to whom Volkova did not look too bright. Many noted that the actress "doubles" the character from the Voronins.
In the play "Two Husbands for the Price of One" the actors representing the male characters are also quite well known. For example, many are familiar with Alexander Yakin thanks to the series "Happy Together", as well as the films "Hero of Our Time", where he played the role of Lieutenant Semin, "The Eighties" and "Housing Problem".
The role of Vitaly's husband requires a certain virtuosity of performance, since Aunt Nina's onslaught is practically unchallenged. The character has to maneuver in every possible way, which, given the delicate situation, is difficult to achieve. In addition, everything must be done in such a way as to win the bet, and not "surrender" the juicy details of the intrigue to the aunt, and even observe courtesy towards the librarian Svetlana.
Viewers with relentlessWe watched with interest how the actors in "Two Husbands for the Price of One" would be able to get out of this situation. And I must say that both Yakin, and Belotserkovsky, and Evgeny Pekkera with Kirill Malov were at their best, showing the ability to convey many shades of the mood of the characters with intonation and gestures.
The painting "We didn't expect"
When going to the theater for "Two Husbands for the Price of One", it must be borne in mind that the duration of the performance is approximately 2 hours with one intermission. During this time, each of the heroes will try in every possible way to keep the "line of defense" against the "superior enemy forces" in the person of the assertive aunt Nina. She will appear suddenly, and not alone, but with her daughter Svetlana, whom she will try to profitably attach. It is around this moment that the whole storyline will be built.
There are many humorous scenes in the performance, the scenery remains unchanged, is simple and does not distract attention. There is no psychologism and drama here, but there is a certain subtext that directs the viewer's thoughts towards the question of the correct building of family relationships.
However, some viewers found the humor flat, the plot banal, and the performance mediocre. But "the taste and color…"
You should not come with children under 16 to the performance "Two Husbands for the Price of One". The performance is designed for a viewer who is able to understand some points regarding family life and the pitfalls related to it. If we give more definiterecommendations, we can say that the production will be of interest to young people from 20 years old and viewers of an older age category.
Visit the Teatrium. Where can I watch?
The next performance "Two husbands for the price of one" at the Teatrium on Serpukhovka under the direction of Teresa Durova will take place on March 21, 2019. Address of the cultural institution: Moscow, st. Pavlovskaya, 6. The nearest metro stations are Serpukhovskaya, Dobryninskaya, Tulskaya.
"Seasoned" viewers recommend purchasing tickets for the 8th row and above for better visibility. The ventilation in the hall is not well adjusted.
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