Tue / 11 / 6 / 24
18:30 – 20:40

Andrej Bagar Theatre – Studio

We are presenting within the programme section NITRA V NITRE.

Andrej Bagar Theatre in Nitra, SLOVAKIA

Scenes from family life

directed by: Pavel Gatilov

The current play Scenes from Family Life brings a tragicomic story about relationships in one family, a story about love and infidelity, human fragility, war and peace in each of us. Irina’s husband Nikolai volunteered for the war to earn money. After some time, he returns home, but Irina has a lover, neighbour and teacher of her son, Sergey. This love triangle brings great dialogue, tension and humour. Characters controlled by their desires are close and familiar to us, and we know their foreshadows from real life. They all struggle between their dreams and reality. The author of the play, Anna Jablonská, views the situation kindly and with humour full of understanding for human failures. Anna Jablonská died tragically in the terrorist attack at the Domodedovo airport in Moscow in 2011. She was one of the most expressive voices of her generation, despite her youth. Her play Pagans was staged in Slovakia to great acclaim, and her tragicomedy Scenes from Family Life is brought by The Andrej Bagar Theatre in its Slovak première. The director of the production, Pavel Gatilov, is a fresh talent of Ukrainian directing. Ukrainian costume designer Olena Rykusova enriched the production team.

directed by Pavel Gatilov
assistant director: Kristián Kozmenko
translation: Nadežda Lindovská
costumes: Olena Rykusova
dramaturgy: Slavka Civáňová
set design: Laura Štorcelová
music: Ján Cibula
video art: Veronika Šmírová
cast: Peter Oszlík, Kristína Turjanová, Andrej Remeník, Marián Viskup, Gabriela Dolná, Vít Bednárik, Ján Cibula

Pavel Gatilov was born in Crimea. In 2016, he graduated from The I. K. Karpenko-Karyi National University of Theatre, Film and Television in Kyiv. In 2020, he completed higher directing course under the guidance of Boris Yukhananov at the Elektroteatr Stanislavsky in Moscow. He worked with the Nikolaev Drama Theatre, theatres in Kharkiv, Odessa, Kyiv and Dnepropetrovsk. He currently lives in Bulgaria, where he works with The A. Budevska State Drama Theatre in Burgas.