The Stupid Lady
Lope de Vega 16+
This year the comedy “The Stupid Lady” of the great Spanish playwright Lope de Vega celebrates its quatercentenary.
The theatres of Madrid and Buenos Aires, London and Paris, St. Petersburg and Moscow turned to this gem of the world drama at different times. And “The Stupid Lady” has always enjoyed an invariable success, because its plot is understandable and relevant at all times.
Senor Octavio has two daughters. Nisa is a super educated, beautiful and arrogant lady, but without dowry in comparison with her sister Phineya, an illiterate and clumsy stupid lady with an impressive heritage. Both daughters give their father bother. Senor Octavio complains that Phineya’s money attracts bachelors, “like honey attracts male-bees”.
“The Stupid Lady” is a dynamic stage performance with music and modern choreography. And brilliant and masterful presence of the actors on the stage gives to the performance the status of comedy – the most difficult genre to create, but the audience’s favorite one.
Premiere – June 27, 2017.
Duration – 2 hours (with an intermission).
The stage director – Svetlana Naumenko
The set designer – Yury Solomonov
The costume designer – Victoria Tya-Sen
The ballet master – Irina Shirokaya