Money to Burn
Tragicomedy in two acts
This is quite a modern story with a wide range of colors, there is a sense of humor, almost a clown, and deep drama - there are affected and raised questions that in the "current time" sound modern and topically.
Remembering Mayakovsky’s words: “A theater is not a mirror, but a“ magnifying glass. ”A theater should always remain a theater, not a substitute for the life that it is called to reflect.”
Read the review of the spectrum in the magazine "The Seagull".
Lidia - Irina Ibragimova
Vasilkov - Evgueniy Beliy, Eugene Semenov
Cheboksarova - Elena Semenova
Kuchumov - Sergey Ostrovsky
Glumov- Garik Polyakov
Telyatev - Nikolai Zapisochniy
Andrey - Eugene Semenov, Evgueniy Beliy
Ladies - Svetlana Vasilchenko, Julia Volardi, Maria Getahun, Irina Kholodnova
Waiter, Bailiff - Andrey Vovk
Stage Director - Irina Rogozina
Designer- Ekaterina Burova
Video - Dmitry Shakhov
Music Arrangement - Alexander Nikitin
Movement Instructor - Natasha Mirnaya
Technical Crew - Liza Yanovich
Vasilkov’s happiness was short-lived. Lidia continues to spend money on dresses and decor. However, her mother starts to worry; she starts to suspect that her son-in-law might not be as wealthy as Glumov and Telyatev were telling her. Vasilkov promises to pay Lidia’s bills one last time if they move to a smaller place, significantly cut down their expenses and stop receiving visitors. Lidia asks to make an exception for Kuchumov, who’s become like a family member to her. Without giving it a second thought, Vasilkov agrees. Lidia, however, tries to get money out of Kuchumov by flirting with him. He promises her to pay off her debt in exchange for her love. Vasilkov cannot forgive Lidia for her betrayal and leaves. Still awaiting Kuchumov’s help, Lidia and her mother move back to their old apartment. Finally, Telyatev tells them that Kuchumov is bankrupt and has no funds. Lidia asks to see Vasilkov.
He is indifferent to her plight. He offers her the position of housekeeper, and when he's satisfied with her performance, he takes her to St. Petersburg as his wife. She reluctantly agrees.