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17 December 2023

Zoyka’s Apartment

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Theatre on Podol
Kyiv, Andrew's descent, house 20-B

About the show

Again Bulgakov on the big stage!

Who is a successful woman?

She who has her own luxurious apartment;

She who can support a loved one;

She who can start her own business;

She who knows how to solve any question.

You can not earn a lot of money by honest work, and without them the door to Europe is closed. Therefore, a real businesswoman does the business for which there is demand – opens a brothel – didn’t Karl Marx claim so?

Zoya Denisovna learned to read between the lines. When chaos reigns in the country – capitalism flourishes in her, cute apartment.

Live music by the Theater on Podil group – BRUKIDAST BAND. 

Maxim Golenko, director:

“We make a performance in the theater on Podil, opposite to which is Bulgakov’s house. How not to show Bulgakov here?

“Zoyka’s Apartment” is a tender farewell to the Soviet demons and part of the process of decommunization.

I am a person from the Soviet past, who was born in the late 1970s, so I caught the time of priorities change.

We are talking about a lapse from virtue, when for the sake of dreams you cross the forbidden edges and you are most likely waiting for the inevitable retribution, about an attempt to escape from the Soviet reality.

In this story there is retro, detective, humor, erotica, entertaining beginning and, eventually, Bulgakov. Is that not enough?”

About the director:

Maxim Golenko is one of the most resonant directors of Ukraine, the master of theatrical trash and еpatage.

From 2006 to 2017, he has produced 22 performances in professional state and non-state theaters in various cities of Ukraine: Mykolaiv, Rivne, Kolomyia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lugansk, Kyiv, and Theater Magdeburg (Germany).

From 2016 till now – the main director of the independent “Wild theater”.

The performances took part in festivals Gogolfest, Melpomena Tavriya, Ternopil theater evenings, the Festival of Young Directors, Kiev Theater Showcase (ETC), Wild Osten – 2016 (Germany), Festival divadiel strednej Európy in Slovakia and received honors.

The main director of the “Class-Act” project.

Key Projects:

“Boa Constricttor” by I. Franko, (Kolomyia Academic Regional Ukrainian Drama Theater named after I. Ozarkevich, 2006)

“Dream of a funny person” on the grounds of F. Dostoevsky (National Academic Theater named after I. Franko, 2012)

“Viy 2.0” N. Vorozhbit (Center “Pasika”, “Wild theater”, 2014)

“The Queen of Beauty, or Do not Insist Before Death” M. McDonagh, (The Golden Gate Theater, 2015)

Musical “White crow” G. Tatarchenko, Y. Rybchinsky, (Rivne Regional Academic Music and Drama Theater, 2015, Kyiv Operetta, 2019)

“Viy” by N.Vorozhbit (Theater Magdeburg (Magdeburg, Germany), Participation in the festival “Wild Osten”, 2016)

“Host” I.Karpenko-Karyi (Mykolayiv Ukrainian Academic Drama and Musical Comedy Theater, 2016)

“Aphrodisiac” V. Ponizov (“The Wild Theater”, 2016)

“Vitalik” V.Chensky, (“The Wild Theater”, 2017)

Performance language - Ukrainian

Additional Information - Translation by Olga Baibak

2 hours 30 minutes with intermission

Genre - Tragicomedy

First night - 15 June 2019

Author - Mikhail Bulgakov

Director - Maxim Golenko

Set Designer - Volodymyr Karashevsky

Costume Designer - Julia Zaulichna

Music - Timur Polyanskyi

Choreographer - Pavel Ivlyushkin

Lighting Designer - Sergey Nevgadovsky

Video - Alexander Bratinov

Sound Engineer - Sergey Shevchenko

Stage manager - Lyubov Skirko

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