A tribute to Russian women.
The happiest women on the earth
Gagarin, dreams and love
Theatre-Festival “Baltic House” (Russia) Presents
Russian Dialogue•Chinese Surtitles
Duration: 105mins (No intermission)
The day before Cosmonautics Day, one of the most important holidays for Russian people, three ladies who are close friends gathered in the Cultural Palace of their village, trying to prepare a performance to celebrate Cosmonautics Day. However, their serious discussion about the show slowly became a heart-to-heart talk. One by one, they told their own stories about life and love, and occasionally with some gossip; past memories recalled and laughter and tears.
Miracles, which only appear in movies, dramas or dreams, happened to them. Incredibly, they saw their dream lovers – Yuri Gagarin, a brave General and also the Minister of the Interior, and even Chelovek Amfibiya, a movie hero loved by generations of Russian fans!
The story starts with daily trifles, but soon turned into a bittersweet fable of the fate of women, opportunities and choices......
Venue: Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre-Drama Salon (3 Floor, No 288, Anfu Road)
* No latecomers will be admitted until a suitable break in the programme
* Not suitable for children under 16 years old.
“上海当代戏剧 节”（简称：ACT）是由上海话剧艺术中心组织承办的一年一度的国际戏剧盛会，是上海每年向国内外观众介绍国际当代优秀戏剧作品的重要阵地，也是国内外艺 术节了解国际当代优秀戏剧作品的交流平台与前沿阵地。自2005年举办首届起，今年迎来了第十二个年头，每一届的“上海当代戏剧节”都设有不同的主题，邀 请来自世界各国的戏剧团体共同参与。十一年中，来自亚洲各国乃至世界各地的近百台形式各异的当代前沿戏剧作品在戏剧节的舞台上展现，随着戏剧节的规模一年 年的扩大，参加国逐年递增。迄今为止，已有包括日本、韩国、新加坡、印度、马来西亚、菲律宾、美国、英国、德国、丹麦、加拿大、澳大利亚、奥地利、匈牙 利、西班牙、土耳其、以色列、摩尔多瓦等国家，以及中国上海、北京、杭州、深圳、吉林、福建、香港、台北等地区的团体参与了戏剧节的演出活动。
ACT Shanghai International Theatre Festival
ACT Shanghai International Theatre Festival (ACT), hosted by Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre (SDAC), is an annual international theatrical event. It's a main channel through which SDAC introduces international contemporary theatre to domestic and overseas audience, as well as frontiers and a platform for art festivals home and abroad to learn about outstanding international dramas. Starting from 2005, ACT is now embracing its 12th anniversary, with each session having a unique theme and theatre groups from various countries taking part every year. In the past eleven years, nearly one hundred modern dramas of different categories from Asia and other parts of the world have been put on stage during the festival. As the event grows increasingly grand, more and more countries have joined it. Up till now, theatre groups from many countries have attended the meeting, which include Japan, Republic of Korea, Singapore, India, Malaysia, Philippines, the US, UK, Germany, Denmark, Canada, Australia, Austria, Hungary, Spain, Turkey, Israel and Moldova and quite a few groups from China's domestic cities and provinces such as Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Jilin province, Fujian province, Hong Kong SAR and Taipei.
Apart from plays showing, lots of outreach programs such as workshops, post-show talks, international forums, dramalogues and other public service activities are also arranged during the festival each year, which create opportunities for the audience and artists to have a face-to-face communication.
Focusing on contemporary works is the most important characteristic of the festival. During the festival, the latest and contemporary plays are presented, with each one reflecting the theatre writing of its country or region. The festival is aimed at promoting original works with spirit of the age and new interpretations of classics.