State Academic Theatre named after E. Vakhtangov
Director: Mikhael Sitrinyak
Duration: 1 hour 35 minutes
Age restriction: 16+
Language: Russian with Azerbaijani subtitles.
What motivated Jean Anouilh to turn to the tragedy by Euripides? On one hand – our time, when the impending threat of social fall is destroying the personality, the culture, the politics, on the other hand – an attempt to stay in denial craving for entertainment, show and feckless gaiety. The fact that society has no intention to examine its medical history scares, as xenophobia, racism and violence raise their heads. Against the backdrop of the disastrous fall of morality, cynicism, striving for wealth and the increasing power of money the man is gradually destructing. Only the strongest ones will manage to be unlike the others, to defend one’s independence and not to adjoin the stream of the philosophy of wealth, to reject the tempting postulate of “I am like all the others” and to realize that the faceless ruck is ruinous. Anouilh’s “Medea” descended from the Euripides’s buskin and became closer to us, the vocabulary of the play is modern. Dialogues of the heroes corkscrew from past to present and back to the past. The creators of the show tried to distinguish the meaning of the flows of words and actions.