Stage adaptation and direction Sergey Zhenovach
Set design Alexander Borovsky
Lighting design Damir Ismagilov
Composer Gregory Gobernik
“A dead man’s memoir” is based on “A Theatrical Novel”, which is believed to be even the most ridiculous piece of Mikhail Bulgakov.
The heroes of Bulgakov’s novels “The White Guard” and “A Theatrical Novel” appear in the dreams and nightmares of a young writer Maksudov, who reminds Bulgakov himself. Maksudov writes a play about what he has seen, and there starts a drama between the stage and the writer’s world. The theatre director Ivan Vasilevich (his evident prototype was the founder of the Moscow Art Theatre, Konstantin Stanislavsky) has an absolutely different view on the play, but Maksudov is not willing to make any changes. That’s why their relationship turn into a real phantasmagoria.