Play about Mankurt staged in Astana

Play about Mankurt staged in Astana

Astana Gorky Russian Drama Theater held a bright premiere. The play, which opens up new dimensions of art, was presented to the audience. The author, the director of the play “Mankurt. Eternal servant” is the famous playwright from Tajikistan Barzu Abdurazzakov. Combining immortal works by Aitmatov, Camus, Byron and Schwartz, the director created a massive canvas covering the time span of several hundred years. The plot tells about a man who forgot his ancestors, national history and tradition. Becoming a mankurt, he became dangerous to the society. The premiere staggers people’s imagination and makes their open eyes to the problems of modern society.


We were thinking more deeply, we wanted to analyze the roots of terror. This is ideological terror, mental terror, and personal terror. We have tried to look at terrorism from different points of view. And then on the basis of the mankurt we began to collect materials.

Courageous scenography solution, original costumes and unusual musical arrangement also complement the semantic idea, laid by the author in the play.


We held many discussions. We were fortunate to have such a wonderful director, who was invited by the theater. It is an amazing experience; it is a master-class. I learned a lot for myself. The director has taught so much, he explained how to play better.

The play has already received high estimate from critics and audiences. Astana residents and guests will be able to enjoy the premiere in the genre of mystery until March 25.