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bookValentina Kalistratovna Beletskaya


The Wandering Voice


Compozitor Publishing House • Saint-Petersburg




Lev Timofeev


Moscow. Praying for a Cup

(3 acts, in Russian)


Picture of Sonya Timofeeva


The first performance of "Moscow. Praying for a Cup" – a play by Lev Timofeev, the famous Russian theorist and writer – took place on 12 February 1992 at the Dostoevsky Memorial Museum in St. Petersburg. It was acclaimed the best performance in the St. Petersburg theatrical season of 1991-1992 and won the St. Petersburg Theater Critics award for detailed research into the spiritual life of Man.



Moscow. Praying for a Cup


In 1993 the performance won the Grand Prix of the Third St. Petersburg Independent Theatre Festival. "Moscow. Praying for a Cup" participated in various international theatre festivals in Russia, Ukraine, Estonia, and Germany and was staged in sixteen Russian cities.


Gastspiel im Deutschland



Performance was created by Valentina Beletskaya, Aleksandr Markov, Grigoriy Kozlov, Mart Kitaev, Tatiana Koshic, Oleg Tagel, Arkadiy Gorelik, Vasiliy Chernyshov, Vladimir Markov.



Moskow. Praying for a Cup



“In front of us are three hours of another life – conversations about children, friends, love... At first glance this life does not look different from others. Only through the window, day and night, there is a KGB car on patrol. The performance in three acts shows an afternoon, a night and a morning of a wife and a husband, with their doubts, fears, happiness and dreams… Following Chekov’s tradition the author called his play a comedy.”


St. Petersburg Theatre Magazine


Duration of the performance - 2 hours 40 minutes.


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