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A true theater lover usually has his own favorite among theaters with a favorite director and actors. Each theater group has its own character, style, special atmosphere. But sometimes directors and actors go beyond their native theatrical walls or cinematic venues and create something new and unexpected in the entreprise. When a director brings an entirely new cast to the stage, the result is a fresh and usually successful production. There are a lot of successful works in the entreprise. Such an interesting work is the play "Unwilling Adventurers", reviews and reviews of which contain many positive epithets.
The work of Alexander Korovkin
Dramaturg Alexander Korovkin began his career as an actor. A graduate of GITIS for several years played on the stage of the Moscow Art Theater named after M. Gorky. Then there were the first stories and plays that deserved success. Alexander says that the work of the writer is difficult, it is difficult to write, but the gratitude and laughter of the viewer has always been an incentive for him. For example,The performance based on Korovkin's play "A Doll for the Bride" has been successfully staged on the stage of the Oleg Tabakov Theater for several years. By the way, this is the first joint work of the actor-playwright Alexander Korovkin and the actor-director Alexander Mokhov, popular and loved by the audience for many roles in the cinema. After a while, Mokhov staged the play "Unwilling Adventurers" based on Korovkin's play "Aunts" in the entreprise, where the stars of the older and younger generations of actors played together.
Director Alexander Mokhov
Alexander Mokhov - Honored Artist of Russia, won the first love of the public on the stage of "Snuffbox". But a tsunami of audience love covered Mokhov because of his work in the cinema. "Ivan Chonkin", "The Barber of Siberia", "Men's Work", numerous favorite television series: Mokhov is filmed a lot and fruitfully. At the same time, Alexander Mokhov showed himself as a talented theater and film director. He makes interesting films and puts on equally interesting performances.
One of the notable theatrical productions was the witty sitcom "Unwilling Adventurers" based on the play "Aunts" by Alexander Korovkin. Director Mokhov himself played a small comic role in his performance. Without detracting from the merits of the director, it is worth noting that the success of the performance was ensured initially thanks to the cast. Suffice it to name Raisa Ryazanov, Pavel Priluchny and Agatha Muceniece.
Summary of the play
The play "Aunts" was written by Alexander Korovkin based on the script of the American film "Arsenic and Old Lace". Alexander Korovkin adapted the plot of the play to Russian reality. The action takes place in Moscow, in the house of two elderly Krause sisters. Cheerful Rosa Karlovna and strict Henrietta Karlovna live a quiet, measured life, consisting of household chores, taking medicine and cooking endless pies. But one day, a whirlwind of incredible events breaks into their old house in the center of Moscow.
At first, by accident, the window master, called by the aunts on occasion, dies from arsenic coming from nowhere. Then, on the threshold of the house, the relatives of the old women appear - suspicious and careless personalities. Failed producer Robert and prison escaped Eric add to the confusion. And then there's the rogue official trying to evict the old women from the mansion to the outskirts of the capital. At the same time, the official finds support from unlucky nephews. As is customary in a sitcom, the plot develops rapidly, one scene quickly replaces another, keeping the viewer's attention throughout the action. The comedy "Reluctant Adventurers" really turned out to be mischievous, cheerful, moderately frivolous, with a sea of jokes and comical situations. Laughter at the performance does not stop for a minute.
The actors of the play "Unwilling Adventurers" create on the stage an enchanting atmosphere of a classic sitcom. The main roles are played by popular and talented actors. People's Artist of Russia Raisa Ryazanova, the legendary star of the Oscar-winning film Moscowdoes not believe in tears. Thanks to Alexander Mokhov, Ryazanova entered the theater stage after a long break.
Mokhov himself played the role of a policeman in his play. Popular and known for many television projects, Elena Bushueva perfectly performed the role of the iron Henrietta Krause. A pleasant surprise for the audience was the appearance on the stage of Alexander Nosik - the star of the television series "The Return of Mukhtar" and "Special Forces". Of course, the highlight of the performance was a young acting married couple: Pavel Priluchny and Agatha Muceniece. Priluchny plays the unlucky nephew of Eric, who escaped from prison, moving around the stage in a woman's dress for almost the entire performance. This is an unusual image for Priluchny, comical and characteristic. The viewer is accustomed to another Pavel, a tough and courageous hero. Judging by the audience reviews of the play "Unwilling Adventurers", the cast coped with the task brilliantly.
Legendary Raisa Ryazanova
The undoubted star of the play "Unwilling Adventurers" is everyone's favorite Raisa Ryazanova. Raisa Ivanovna is better known to the modern audience for numerous TV series. Although she played many roles in Soviet cinema, the all-Union glory did not come to the actress. Even the role of Tosya in the famous film “Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears” passed almost imperceptibly for the audience, although the actress was awarded the USSR State Prize for her. Film critics say that a certain type and appearance of the actress is to blame. She is too similar to thousands of ordinary Russian women and not enoughlooks like a movie star. Ryazanova is indeed, first of all, a real Russian woman. It is a well-known fact that when cinema eked out a miserable existence in the dashing nineties, Ryazanova earned a living as a private cab.
But in the new Russian television industry, Raisa Ryazanova turned out to be very popular. She is actively filming and is known to a wide audience for sensational television series. The theatrical experience of Raisa Ivanovna is insignificant. But, as it turned out, Ryazanova is very organic and interesting on the stage. No wonder Alexander Mokhov, after the first meeting with Raisa Ivanovna in the play "Doll for the Bride", literally fell in love with her and invited her to the next production of "Unwilling Adventurers".
Unpredictable Pavel Priluchny
The young actor Pavel Priluchny climbed the cinematic Olympus gradually, but purposefully. Probably, the professions of parents (father is a boxer, mother is a choreographer) influenced the character and life choice of his son. He achieved serious success in boxing, becoming a candidate for master of sports at the age of 14. But the actor defeated the athlete. Paul chose art. The athletic character and masculine charisma made Pavel not only a recognizable and popular artist, but also a sex symbol of modern youth. Absolute success came to Priluchny after playing the title role in the TV series Major.
They say that on the tour of the play "Reluctant Adventurers" in Voronezh, Pavel got all the flowers from the fans, thanunspeakably embarrassed him. The audience is used to the fact that Priluchny usually plays decisive, daring, even dangerous heroes. But in the play "Unwillingly Anaturists" Priluchny, according to the public, revealed himself as a talented comedian. In the image of a sexy blonde on stage, he convincingly competed with his beautiful wife Agata Muceniece. The talented actor was able to transform into a variety of images. In many ways, the commercial success of the play "Unwilling Adventurers" with Priluchny, according to the audience, was facilitated by the presence of a star.
The performance premiered at the beginning of 2017 in Moscow on the stage of the Russian Song Theatre. Judging by the reviews of the play "Unwilling Adventurers" in Moscow, the audience was delighted with the production. After checking the Moscow audience, the actors with their entreprise went on a big tour of Russia.
With the same success, the performance was received in Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Voronezh, Rostov-on-Don and many other cities. The cultural capital of Russia, St. Petersburg, also favorably accepted the cheerful comedy. Reviews of the play "Unwilling Adventurers" in St. Petersburg contain many kind words about the theater troupe. The production was also a success in the B altic States and Germany. In the homeland of Agatha Muceniece in Latvia, the actors were received very warmly. Judging by the reviews of the play "Unwilling Adventurers" in Germany, the production has become a cultural event for the Russian-speaking audience in Berlin.
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After watching the performance, the audiencethey especially note the topical humor, sincerity and work of the actors. The performance looks in one breath, and the impressions remain for a long time. There are, of course, negative impressions of the production.
Dissatisfied spectators did not like the level of jokes in the performance and, oddly enough, the presence of a large number of Pavel Priluchny's fans in the hall. But the lion's share of the reviews about the play "Unwilling Adventurers" speaks of the success of Alexander Mokhov's next theatrical work.
Entreprise as a popular art form
Entreprise in the modern theatrical world is becoming more and more popular. Unlike a stationary theater, an enterprise is always headed by a producer or a commercial theater agency. It is believed that the purpose of private performances is to get the maximum profit from the project. To do this, movie and theater stars are necessarily invited to the performance, to which the viewer is guaranteed to go. Reviews of the play "Unwilling Adventurers" confirm that in this production such a star is Pavel Priluchny. But in this case, in addition to the commercial project, it turned out to be a really wonderful performance in which the actors, first of all, enjoy the game, creativity and gratitude from the audience.
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