On September 3 and 4, the theater will present its new production, Roget Vitrac’ surrealistic “Power to the Children”.
Alexandrinsky Theatre, one of the oldest in Russia, opened its new season on August 30, according to the St. Petersburg
Committee for culture. On this date, Russian Empress Elizabeth, daughter of the city founder Peter the Great, signed a decree establishing Russia’s first professional dramatic theatre.
To honour its founder and another Russian empress, Alexandra Feodorovna, after whom the new imperial scene opened in 1832 was named, a wreath-laying ceremony was held in the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral of the Peter and Paul Fortress.
The same day, a sculptural portrait of Empress Elisabeth made by Zurab Tsereteli was unveiled in the Lower Foyer of the theater.
This season is the 264th for Alexandrinsky. On September 3 and 4, the theater will present its new production, “Power to the Children” staged by Nioklay Roschin and Andrey Kalinin.