Dzhigarkhanyan Theater: address, history and photos of one of the best theaters in Moscow
Despite its rather young age and youth of the participants of the troupe, the Jigarkhanyan Theater confidently and firmly gains the favor of the audience with its complex but vivid performances. Even the most experienced artists consider Pushkin and Moliere to be very difficult, but the actors led by maestro Armen Dzhigarkhanyan easily embody the images of classical characters on stage. Together with these world-famous plays in the theater play performances based on such writers as Beckett and Vampilov. The youth and enthusiasm of the artists, combined with the tremendous creative experience and life wisdom of the founder of this temple, the Melpomene, allow such a diverse repertoire to exist successfully.
From the historical past of the Theater "D"
The Dzhigarkhanyan Theater (its address is Lomonosovsky Prospect, 17) often tours in other cities of Russia.Over the 20 years of its existence, the troupe visited such locations as Saratov, St. Petersburg, Cherepovets, Lipetsk, Perm and others. Artists visited in countless cities of the Moscow region.
Originally, the Jigarkhanyan Theater was called the “D” Theater. It was founded in the early spring of 1996. The base of the then troupe consisted of graduates of VGIK, whose course was led by Armen Borisovich. Then the institution was located in a tiny, located on the Cooperative Street, a room with a small auditorium. The first performance of the troupe was Professor Jigarkhanyan’s one-man show “Krapp’s Last Tape” by S. Beckett. Then there were premieres of such performances as “The Twelfth Night, or As You Like,” “And the Theater Lives!”, “Mozart and Salieri” and others. The repertoire of the institution included plays for children, for example, “Good Country Australia” and “Ali Baba and Forty Thieves”.
This is a very diverse repertoire, which even venerable theaters are not always able to master. But the young troupe successfully implemented the difficult task that was set for them. The performances have gained unprecedented success with both the public and critics, and Dzhigarkhanyan himself has proved himself to be an extraordinarily talented teacher.
Armen Borisovich in his theater in 1998 invited Sergey Gazarov to the position of chief director. Together, they throughout the 1998-1999 season almost completely renewed the troupe. So, of the artists who "opened" the institution, today only Peter Stupin and Alexei Shevchenko remained. Also, the “first” sound engineer Mrs. Gridneva and the head of the costume shop Margarita Cheres work to this day. The leading actors from the “second set” are now V. Kapustin, Y. Anpilogov, A. Bukharov, D. Nadtochy and A. Annenkov. The basis of the modern repertoire was laid by the play “The Inspector-General” based on the play by Nikolai Gogol. The director of the show was S. Gazarov.
In the 1999-2000 season, the Dzhigarkhanyan Theater is replenished with artists such as S. Eventov, E. Ksenofontova, V. Chetkov, E. Medvedev, I. Gordienko and A. Bashenkova. At this time, the play "Returning Home" is being released, in which the main role was played by Dzhigarkhanyan, and the children's production of "The Tale of a Learned Cat." The release of the last engaged Alexei Kiryushchenko. The following season, Gazarov leaves the post of chief director.
Moving to a new building
Armen Dzhigarkhanyan Theater by 2002 was already an incredibly successful institution. In November of this year, the temple of Melpomene moves to a new building.It is located in one of the most picturesque areas of the Russian capital - on the Sparrow Hills. In this building there used to be a theater called Progress. In the new building, a theater under the direction of a star is able to accommodate a much larger number of spectators. After all, there can fit five hundred persons.
Together with the large premises, the Armen Jigarkhanyan Theater was able to make its repertoire more extensive. Now, in addition to the popular drama performances, the public has the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful vaudeville “And the theater lives!”. Also produced productions for young viewers.
What is put in the theater?
Jigarkhanyan Theater, the poster of which is extremely diverse, has main and minor scenes. On the first one, viewers can watch such performances as Vassa, The Beauty Queen, Theater of Nero and Seneca, Joan of Arc - The White Crow, Nameless Star and many others.
The following masterpieces are staged on the small stage: “Love Poem”, “Sophia”, “And this is not funny ...”, “Molly”, “Theater ... Eternal Love” and other productions.
The Dzhigarkhanyan Theater, the playbill of which provides for children's plays, deeply respects its young viewers as well. And therefore prepares work for them.So, among the children's repertoire are such productions as Children's Stages, Tales of the Learned Cat, Extraordinary Adventures of Little Red Riding Hood, The Ugly Duckling, Twelve Months and a number of other works.
Reviews of theater fans
Theater Dzhigarkhanyana reviews from the public has the best. Viewers say that this institution is filled with a special mood and rhythm. People come here to get real pleasure from art. The audience claims that in the institution's repertoire there is not a single performance that would cause a negative opinion. Each piece was masterfully staged and felt that a huge love and soul had been put into its creation.
Spectators who have children claim that the performances for the children are also made at the highest level, and they are able to teach the little ones to the beautiful. Children watch such performances with “open mouths” and each time after leaving the theater they are asked when they will come here again.