Theatre performance ”Midsummer night’s dream” By William Shakespeare Directed by: John Blondell

Russian theatre of Karaganda named after Stanislavski (Kazakhstan)   Shakespeare’s drama of large proportions Midsummer night’s dream is a comical meditation about the mystery of love as well as celebration of theatre as an art form. To me, it is one of the best English language comedies in which in the middle of the craziness some important questions are brought up. What is love? Where does it come from? What happens when it shines like a ray of light, or it is being stolen by a thief in the night? The stage provides a fantastic platform for answering these questions and watching how the characters cope with the consequences of some of these questions. Shakespeare’s story combines the mortal, the spiritual and the theatre world and develops numerous perspectives about the nature of love. For me its mysteries are never ending, its joys are large and its capacity to bring out miracles is incomparable. It is a master piece in its own right and with the Russian theatre of Karganda named after Stanislavski, you will enjoy. John Blondell John Blondell is the founder and artistic director of the Lit Moon Theatre Company and professor of drama in Santa Barbara, California. Since his coming to Santa Barbara in 1983, Blondell has directed over 80 productions and has guest-directed more than 70 productions at International festivals. His latest works include The Magic flute, Glass Hous, The glass menagerie, Fledermaus, The Cherry garden, King Richard III, Julie Caesar, Buratta, Dido and Aeneas, Hamlet and many more. John Blondell is a recipient of many awards and prizes for his artistic and pedagogical work including 11 independent theatre awards. Since 2002, Blondell has has enjoyed an active international directing career, with invitations to theatres and festivals in Bulgaria, Scotland, Canada, Poland, Montenegro, the Czech Republic, Macedonia, Albania, and China. International credits include The Wonderful Adventures of Nils (Tampereen Teatteri, Tampere, Finland 2010), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (National Theatre of Albania 2013), and four productions for the Bitola National Theatre in Bitola, Macedonia, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2017), Antony and Cleopatra 2015), and Henry VI, Part 3which was featured at Shakespeare’s Globe, London, as part of its unprecedented Globe to Globe Festival.   Cast: Alexey Alexeyevich Brailko Artyom Komekovich Zhangirov Anton Vasilevich Zvonov Aziza Alisherovna Zeinesheva Oxana Mikhailovna Ignatenko Pavel Sergeyevich Kondratiyev Vladimir Aleksandrovich Levterov Ruslan Alexandrovich Mayevskiy Marina Mikhailovna Maricheva Bogdan Sergeyevich Pinka Konstantin Nikolayevih Snegiriov Svetlana Alexandrovna Fedorenko Denis Nikolayevich Tsvetkov