2 MARCH 2023

immersive performance
"Do NOt be afraid
to be happy"

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.

Staging part:

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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