The Story on How Ivan Ivanovich and Ivan Nikiforovich Have Fallen Out With Each Other

Nikolaj Vasilijevič GogoľOleg Liptsin

The Story on How Ivan Ivanovich and Ivan Nikiforovich Have Fallen Out With Each Other

Drama

A story that took place between two neighbours in the small town of Mirhorod, but could also take place in your neighbourhood

The new SND building, The Blue Salon
28. 10. 2023 29. 10. 2023

Schedule of performances

Thursday 19. 9. 2024
19:00 h 20:30 h
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Tuesday 22. 10. 2024
19:00 h 20:30 h
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Wednesday 23. 10. 2024
19:00 h 20:30 h
In sales
The Story on How Ivan Ivanovich and Ivan Nikiforovich Have Fallen Out With Each Other The work of Nikolaj Vasilievič Gogoľ has been an unmistakable part of world literature for almost two hundred years, famous for its ability to (not only) satirically and grotesquely depict the former social cosmos of the contemporary tsarist Russia However, Gogoľ's work, as it often deals with the universal motivation of a man to achieve the desired goal, mostly secular goods (property or power), did not remain trapped in the nineteenth century but can be a constructive reflection of today. Although the story of how Ivan Ivanovich and Ivan Nikiforovich have fallen out may seem at first glance like a novel about a banal quarrel between two neighbours, in fact, it is a complex reminiscence of the human ability to grow inside and subsequently spread a huge evil that eventually destroys and devours everything around. Laughter in one eye, a tear in the other – perhaps this is the best way to capture the atmosphere of a story of two neighbours in the town of Mirhorod but could also take place in your neighbourhood.
 
Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes, no interval
 
Première October 28, 2023,
 
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Production Team

Directed and Adapted by Oleg Liptsin
Dramaturgy Mário Drgoňa
Stage and Costume Design Daša Krištofovičová

Cast

Ivan Ivanovič Robert Roth
Ivan Nikiforovič, Agafia Fedosejevna Branislav Bystriansky
Narrator, Judge, Head of Department Ondrej Kovaľ
Gapka, Garpina, Pig Olena Lysenko (as a guest) Mária Ševčíková (as a guest)