|Place:||Theatre «U Mosta»|
|Address:||st. of Kuibyshev, 11|
From 1st to 7th of October, 2016 the Theatre “U Mosta” will hold the Second International Festival of Martin McDonagh. The Festival aims to become a centre of attraction for modern dramatic art lovers and, in particular, those, who admire Martin McDonagh’s works, as well as to unite Russian and foreign theatres on the venue, to bring together the leading experts of his works from different countries.
The idea of holding the International Festival of Irish playwright Martin McDonagh at Perm theatre "U Mosta" has appeared not coincidently. The “U Mosta” theatre has revealed the most brilliant playwright of our time, Martin McDonagh, to the Russian audience and it appears to be the only Russian theatre nowadays, which has staged all 7 plays of this author. In 2010 the theatre "U Mosta" became the winner of the "Golden Mask" National award for the performance "The Cripple of Inishmaan" by McDonagh.
Martin McDonagh is considered to be one of the greatest modern playwrights; astute, sharp-witted, wise author; he can be compared with Chekhov and Ostrovsky. Martin McDonagh’s plays are being staged in different countries, including Russia, and it may seem that there is much in common between the plays and Russian reality. Although Martin McDonagh’s plays are produced in Ireland, they touch the Russian audience to the heart as well. Wherever and whenever an individual lives, he/she would always have almost the same questions and problems. It often happens, that national work of the author is particularly interesting to people from other countries. But Martin McDonagh pens not only stories "of Irish life". He is spoken of as "the main playwright of the XXI century", who clearly understands the nature of every national character.
Nowadays the plays by McDonagh can be found in repertoires of many theatres. This could mean only one thing – the International Festival of Martin McDonagh will be a significant event for the whole theatre world.
The programme of the Festival is formed by the performances of the best Russian and foreign theatres, by plays and scripts, presenting the scene of modern times on the basis of the dramatic art of Martin McDonagh. The programme includes the screenings of Martin McDonagh, lectures, seminars, read-through, workshops of the distinguished Russian and foreign directors.