Director: Dinesh Khanna
Institution: Mongolian University of Arts and Culture, Mongolia
Venue: North Theatre, the Central Academy of Drama, China
Time: 19:15~21:00, May 20/19:15~21:00, May 21, 2009
Event: ATEC 4th International Forum
We are grateful to participate with our students on behalf of Mongolian Art and Culture University in the 4th ATEC International Forum in Beijing, China
Dramas of foreign classical writers play a significant role in implementing program on preparing specialists’ theatre and encouraging theatre developing fund. Usually I choose plays of Russian writers such as Chehov and Vampilov for preparation of drama directors and actors. The reasons why I choose this drama are: it helps to explore and develop a talented students, moreover the subject of the drama touches a serious global problems such as influence of the urban lifestyle at province civilization and cultural differences between city and province.
For the students who will play in "Last summer in Chulimsk" maybe it will be difficult to demonstrate a cultural, age, nationality and professional differences because of their insufficient experience. I'd like to apologize for it in advance
We are seeking the ways of solution of the vulnerable social problems. We can exchange the ideas and experience with the Asian colleagues through this drama.
A melodrama Last Summer in Chulimsk written by popular Russian dramaturge Alexsandr Vampilov is about how the urban lifestyle and unlikely characters of the city people influence at the province people's position and responsibilities in society
The main subject of the drama is a tragic and a sad life of a girl whose name is Valentina. She lives in a small village where a few people live. Valentina always actively takes care of her village. She repairs the garden doors and gates. Unfortunately the people of village break it. The garden actually symbolizes the border of internal side of the person. Valentina fights against the people who break a border of her heart and wants to keep her humanity. She loves investigator Shatanov who was appointed to work in her village. But Shatanov spent night at Koshkina's home. She is single and works as a manager in pharmacy. Although Satanov is honest person he couldn't protect Valentina. Pashka-a son of the cafeteria manager Horohikh wants to satisfy his biological needs by using Valentina. From this part of the drama you can see the contradictions. Valentina agreed to go to dance with Pashka because of misunderstanding that has arisen between Shatanov and her. Unfortunately dance finished with tragedy. Pashka breaks Valentina's garden, a border of her heart.
A waitress of cafeteria Valentina, investigator Shatanov, Horoshikh, her son Pashka, Pashka's step-father Derganev, Mechetkin and oldman Eremeev are acting in drama Last summer in Chulimsk.