Film School scandal
The English playwright of the 18th century R. Sheridan prefaced these lines with his comedy School of Scandal. For the first time, more than fifty years after the famous performance of the Moscow Art Theater, this play found its embodiment on the stage of the Lesya Ukrainka Theater. Stage director Mikhail Reznikovich and set designer Maria Levitskaya perform in this performance in a close, mutually pervasive creative tandem. The subtle, deeply psychological performance of M. Reznikovich is "dressed" by M. Levitskaya in clothes of exquisite luxury. This is a play-play. Here, against the background of frozen mannequins and heavy, dusty draperies, even stern family portraits of the Serf family come to life and come into play. Yes, everyone plays here. The difference lies only in the nature of the game, because for some it is reckless, kind, youthful perky, careless, while for others it is arrogant, bilious, imbued with meanness, intrigue, with a touch of scandal and backbiting. But the ending of the comedy, as it should be, is bright. High-society gossips, envious people are exposed, and love triumphs, rejoices, revels in victory.