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The TÊTE-À-TÊTE 2016 Programme Will Include Two Riga Russian Theatre Premieres

In October, the Riga Russian Theatre will present two premieres under the auspices of Boris and Inara Teterev’s arts programme TÊTE-À-TÊTE 2016. On 1 October, theatre lovers will be able to enjoy Vladislav Nastavshev’s production of Euripides’ “Medea” with Guna Zariņa in the leading role. In turn, on 22 October, we’ll have the chance to see Alla Sigalova’s adaptation of “To Love”.

“The Riga Russian Theatre first turned to the Boris and Inara Teterev Foundation for help in 2010 when, after the theatre’s reconstruction, we opened the season with a production of “Twelfth Night”. Since then, we have received support for another five play adaptations, so “Medea” and “To Love” will be the seventh and eighth time respectively.

It is impossible to overstate the importance of this support: for the theatre, the existence of such a faithful partner means huge artistic freedom, far more vivid and interesting technical solutions and a much richer palette of artistic means of expression. We are enormously grateful to Boris and Inara Teterev for the opportunity they provide us with to freely follow our inspiration and realise our creative fantasies. We hope that our collaboration will continue in future, henceforth bringing joy not only to the Foundation and the theatre, but also to viewers,” explains Riga Russian Theatre Director Eduard Tsekhoval.

On 1 October, viewers will have the opportunity to watch an adaptation of Euripides’ tragedy “Medea”. The director and creator of the musical and stage design concept is Vladislav Nastavshev, for whom this will be his first project at the Riga Russian Theatre.

On 22 October, the Riga Russian Theatre’s repertoire will be augmented with another new play in the form of Alla Sigalova’s production of “To Love”, based on Viktoriya Tokareva’s play “So Be It”, with a set design by Nikolai Simonov and costumes designed by Aleksandre Vassiliev.