A play The Bench (STAND-UP café based on the play by Alexander Gelman)
Действующие лица и исполнители
|as the She||Belyaeva Natalia (HONORED ARTIST OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION) / Суворова Марина Михайловна|
|Он||Кирюшкин Сергей Николаевич / Рябов Виктор Николаевич|
The play is staged only for two characters: "SHE" ~ a single, divorced woman, unsuccessful in seeking a life partner, and “HE” ~ an unhappy married man trying to find a source of comfort in quick dating in the park.
The audience of this performance happen to be the guests of a stand-up café with a casual atmosphere, where the line between the stage and the spectators seating, almost disappears through nearly a magic way, as well as the line between the Leading characters and the actors, who are busy giving their comments about them.
Scenic convention gives a space for unlimited imagination while real restaurant facilities in the room, in the form of a bar counter and tables with real drinks make the audience to get in a very special creative environment.
And now it is impossible to give a definite answer ~ where is the audience along with the actors ~ in the café or they are still in the theater hall?
And what is a café without music? This play is rich in music.
A deep, delicately stirred and action friendly mix of jazz, Blues and rock becomes the emotional background of what HE and SHE experience on stage.
Cabaret and extravaganza, Pink Floyd and lounge ~ their neighborhood in this theatrical reality ~ appears to be rather balanced for subtly accenting the actors in their playing.