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Les Kurbas Theatre
Les Kurbas Theatre
Les Kurbas Theatre

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two dramatic poems by Lesia Ukraїnka
In the Field of Blood, Johanna, the Wife of Chuza
premiere 1995

This work is constructed for the close-up.  In it, Kuchynsky’s “theatre of ideas” fully realizes the concept of “parable” theatre.  Its composition does not present the traditional “conflict-climax-denouement, “but rather a series of stories, with a united theme accentuating a single through-line.  In the presence of such a construction, designed as if by the detail of nuances, the psychology of images changes and allots them into single traits.  They emerge as character-masks, character-allegories.  Here a grand path of selection is traveled, discarding all the superfluous.  Wordiness would destroy the clear logic of this construction.  The director and actors seek full precision to tell a series of stories about those who remained to live after the Golgotha….”  Kateryna Slipchenko, “Cinema-Theatre”
  • Director – Volodymyr Kuchynsky
  • Set Design – VlodKaufman (In the Field of Blood)
  • Costume Design– Natalia Shymin (In the Field of Blood)
  • Volodymyr Furyk (Johanna, the Wife of Chuza)
  • Music Direction – Natalia Polovynka

In the Field of Blood

Cast:

  • Judas – Andriy Vodychev, Oleh Tsiona, Oleh Oneschak
  • Pilgrim – Tetiana Kaspruk, Maria Kopytchak, Natalia Parkhomenko

Johanna, the Wife of Chuza

Cast:

  • Chuza – Oleh Tsiona, Oleh Stephan
  • Sabo – Oleh Oneschak
  • Melchola –Tetiana Kaspruk
  • Marcia –Tetiana Kaspruk
  • Sabina – Maria Kopytchak
  • Johanna – Tamara Gorgisheli, Natalia Parkhomenko
  • Publius – Mykola Bereza, Andriy Vodychev
  • Running time: 1:40

Awards:

  • Grand Prize Best Play, Bosporus Games (2002), Khersones Games (2002)
  • Best Director, Volodymyr Kuchynsky, Bosporus Games (2002)
  • Best Actor, Andriy Vodychev, Bosporus Games (2002), Khersones Games (2002)
  • Best Actress, Natalia Polovynka, Bosporus Games (2002), Khersones Games (2002)