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Lenkom's "Eclipse" hosted by the Vyborgsky Palace of Culture

     The production "Eclipse" staged by Morfov at the Lenkom theatre in Moscow can be seen this Saturday on the stage of the Vyborgsky Palace of Culture. In the recent years the venue has been a regular host for Lenkom productions in the beginning of the theatre season. As the repertory of the theatre has grown to be quite busy this spring Mark Zacharov, artistic director of Lenkom, announced that certain productions would have to be taken off. Being among those titles, "Eclipse" has a thirteen-year stage life and its premiere is undoubtedly an event in Moscow's theatre life. It brought four major awards and nominations to its creators - Chaika [seagull] and Crystal Turandot for Best production (2006), The Golden Mask for Best director (2006) and The Golden Mask audience prize (2007). 

     Morfov's production will have two shows at Vyborgsky by the end of this year under the artistic supervision of the actor in the leading role, Alexander Lazarev.  

Dates and venue: 

Vyborgsky Palace of Culture - St. Petersburg, Russia 

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29 September, 19:00 h (next date: 10 December 2018)

Tickets are available at the palace's box office. 

"Eclipse" premiered in December 2005. It stars Alexander Lazarev Jr. doubled by Andrey Sokolov in the leading role of McMurphy. Originally the leading role was performed by Alexander Abdulov. 

Learn more about the production here

     Ken Kesey writes the novel "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest" while working as a night shift watchman for a psychiatric clinic for veterans and under the influence of LSD as he was previously participating in voluntary drug tests held and financed by the government. He and a group of friends would buy a 25-year old school bus for the price of $ 1500, paint it in bright colours, name it "Further" and start travelling around the US and giving out drugs to anyone who wanted to try. As if the leading character in the novel - Randle Patrick McMurphy, comes off this same school bus of the "Merry Pranksters", by which they became known, to turn into one of the brightest representatives of the so-called counterculture. In his books Kesey will often present a large scale model of the society through a particular case he describes. His second novel "Sometimes a Great Notion" comments on conflict between western individualism and eastern intellectualism taking place in the US. After an artistic setback, including doing some prison time for marijuana possession, he published his third novel "Sailor song". Kesey also resorts to "local nationalism" as he usually sets the action in his novels in the places where he spent his childhood years - a fact that explains why some critics compare him to William Faulkner. 

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