The Witch

21:00 3 October

State Puppet Theatre


“Witch” performance is the stage adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s “Viy” story. The philosopher Khoma is forced to read psalms in the church over the corpse of the rich cossack’s daughter for three days. Every night he is struggling from evil forces.

There are two ways of escaping evil: to draw a circle of protection around himself and crowing of the rooster. Eventually he let incantations, horror, exorcism and fear win over him. The performance is rich of plastic and puppet theatres’ elements.