Theatrical Wednesday of Vernik Brothers
June 10, 2009
- Good evening! My name is Vadim
Vernik. Unfortunately, my brother Igor is not in the studio today. He is
on stage of the Moscow Arts Theater tonight, playing the role of Goneril
in Tadashi Suzuki’s “King Lear”. He is with us in his thoughts and we
are with him.
I am instead of him.
- Yes, you are. And It’s a pity that
Igor is not here because in the studio tonight is our big friend Daniil
Strakhov, a popular film and stage actor. It’s a dry introduction but
I now want to be very
formal with you. Hello, Vadim
- Let’s begin. As I have said, Daniil
is Igor’s and my mutual friend. We recently met at his place and talked
until 4 o’clock in the morning.
You’re revealing a big
- We met a week ago and we recalled
that we had known each other for about ten years.
What will people think?!
- It’s all right, your beautiful wife
Masha was there. A wonderful actress Masha Leonova.
Your brother was not
- He was not there but nevertheless,
we had known each other for ten years.
It seems to me that we
know each other even longer.
- Maybe even longer. And since some
of our listeners are refined theatergoers, I think most of them remember
Gogol Theater play “Petersburg”, based on Andrei Bely’s novel. Daniil
received the “Moscow Debuts” award for the leading role in that play.
I don’t think of it as a
great success. “Moscow Debuts” Award was a great advance to me,
presented by the Festival’s grand jury headed by Sergei