KUANYSHBAYEV THEATRE STAGES NEW PREMIERE
Premiere of the play based on the novel by Chingiz Aitmatov was staged in Astana. Wonderful performance of actors of the Kuanyshbayev Kazakh State Academic Music Drama Theatre won spectators’ hearts. The main characters were performed by young and talented artists Akmaral Tanabayeva and Abilmansur Serikov. The play was staged by people’s artist of Kazakhstan Talagat Temenov.
TALGAT TEMENOV, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, KUANYSHBAYEV THEATRE:
- This play was staged in the 1970s. My production appeared ten years ago. The play was staged in our theatre today. Many foreign tourists are coming for the world expo therefore the Kazakh drama theatre should put up a good show. I audience will enjoy it.
The action takes place in the 1960s at the foot of the Tien Shan Mountain on the Dolon pass. The story is about a driver Ilyas and a beautiful girl Assel. The audience enjoyed the exciting play about loyalty, humanity and mistakes, which sometimes cannot be put right. The drama’s characters showed how to maintain dignity and remain humane in any situation.
AKMARAL TANABAYEVA, ACTRESS:
- This is a well-known story, and therefore I wanted to find something new in my character. I liked her naivety most of all. I am quite experienced in playing the role of a woman in love, but in this production I had to play a blind faith towards a beloved one.
The troupe is planning to perform in the homeland of Chingiz Aitmatov in Kyrgyzstan as part of their tour.