Immersive play based on the novel "Dubrovsky" by Alexander Pushkin. There is no customary division between the stage and the spectator area, as there is no distance between the actor and the audience in "Black Russian". The audience is in an old mansion, located in the heart of Moscow. Rooms, halls, passages, corridors and stairs — all this space of the House of Troekurov, in which the plot of the thriller is played out. Each group of spectators watches their story line, sometimes intersecting with the others. Actors do not respect the boundaries of the spectator's personal space; they can turn to the spectator, look straight at them or even touch them.
The dramatic dialogue interspersed with singing and dance in the contemporary style, and the density of creative visual images are developed to the limit.
The performance opened the fashion of the immersion genre in the Russian theatre, becoming one of the most striking events of Moscow's theatrical life of the mid-2010s.
Elena Novikova, Maxim Didenko