Directed by:
  • Ivan Viripajev: Drunks
  • Genre: drama
  • Hall: Studio Hall
  • Premiere: 9 march 2018, 19:30
  • Length: 3 hours 15 minutes, with 1 pauses

Young girls, models, newlyweds, middle-aged spouses, bank managers, festival managers, betrayed husbands and wives, fourteen men and women of different ages and ranks, all talk about the world and our lost values in Drunk.

The author of the play, being the continuator of the New Drama movement in Russia and the initiator of the Oxygen artistic movement, experiments a theatrical language based on a completely new aesthetics: although it speaks of the cruel reality that surrounds us, he reintroduces poetry back into the theatre.

Radu Afrim creates real life situations in which the actors talk about their dilemmas in the strange state of drunkenness: Who is not afraid of death? What do faith in God, human fidelity and love mean today, when the everyday experience is not living transcendence but an aspiration to it? How could one live without lies?

The answer obviously depends on us.