Fragments of the play are played in English with Ukrainian captions. Please note that captions may not be visible from the balcony.
Based on the novel “The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone” by Tennessee Williams, adaptation by Polina Medvedeva.
A famous American actress suddenly stopped her theatrical carrier in New-York and come to Rome. She met there an attractive young man. They think that their life begins all over again, but… “Rome is a cruel city and it is too dangerous to play on its streets”.
What will happen next? It is the secret even for creators of the performance.
About Andreas von Schlippe, Set & Costume Designer:
Born in Munich (Germany )
Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich in the class of Prof. Grübler, costume and stage design.
After graduated – Engagements as Assistant Director and Set Designer to Yury Lubimov in various opera houses in Europe (Nationaltheater München; Staatstheater Stuttgart; Coventgarden London; Opernhaus Zürich etc.)
From 1991 works as freelance set and costume designer in various Theaters:
Kansalisteatern (Nationaltheater in Helsinki – with 2 productions directed by Y.Lubimov – “The Raw youth” based on a novel by F. Dostoevsky; “Comedians” – a collage of 4 A.Ostrovsky plays);
Taganka theatre in Moscow: “Dr. Zhiwago”, based on the novel of B.Pasternak for the “Wiener Festwochen” directed by Y.Lubimov, Music by Alfred Shnitke);
Staatstheater Braunschweig (Germany): “Zaide” directed by M.Heiks;
Theater Luzern: “Traumspiele” based on the play by Strindberg, directed by A.Zholdag;
Opera Nova (Bydgoszcz Poland): “Madame Butterfly” by Puccini, directed by Marianne Berglöw;
Svenska teatern (Swedish National Theatre in Helsinki): “Woman in black” directed by Mitja Siren;
Bolshoi Theatre Minsk (Belorussia); “Il Trovatore” by Verdi, directed by Marianne Berglöw,
Also works with Anatoly Vasilyev, and more.
Works as director:
Svenska teatern (Swedish National Theatre in Helsinki): the musical “Sagan Om Ringen” based on the novel ”The Lord of the Rings” by Tolkien;
Theater am Schloss (Ansbach, Germany): “I Hired a contract Killer“ based on the film by Aki Kaurismäki, and more.
Since 1997 works for the Tollwood festival as Technical Director and Set Designer;
Since 2004 works with the “Wiener Festwochen“ (Austria) as Set Designer
Performance language - Ukrainian, English (with Ukrainian captions)
Additional Information -
Translation by Marianna Kiyanovskaya
2 hours 30 minutes with intermission
First night - 12 April 2019
Author - Polina Medvedeva by Tennessee Williams
Director - Polina Medvedeva
Set & Costume Designer - Andreas von Schlippe
Producers - Vladimir Prudkin, Irina Batko-Stupka
Music - Timur Polyansky
Choreographer - Angelika Borisova
Sound - Sergey Shevchenko
Video - Alexander Bratinov
Stage Manager - Lyubov Skirko