by Alexandra Covery, Arkady Konovalov, Mikhail Barshchevsky
For a few nights in February and March the factory building was transformed into a theater. The performance "Don't be afraid to be happy..." based on Alexei Arbuzov's play "My poor Marat" is a "dialogue in three parts" about trust and happiness in the war and post-war times. For the first time, the play appeared in the form of an immersive performance. Each time period of the story was presented in a new location of the factory. The performance was created as a part of Barents Festival 2023 with the support of Pikene på Broen.
Stage director: Arkady Konovalov
Assistant director: Emilia Coveri
Set Designer: Mikhail Barshchevsky
Artist-designer: Alexandra Kalinicheva
Producer: Vladimir Gursky
Lighting designer: Andrey Strizh
Musical arrangement: Harold Pankratov
Marat: Mikhail Barshchevsky
Lika: Alexandra Covery
Leonidik: Arkady Konovalov
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