A metaphoric performance where is mixed different eras focusing on how history repeats itself. The parallels between the Time of Troubles and the today’s Russia of today, raising the eternal issues of loneliness in power and irreconcilable conflict between the people and the rulers.
You won’t see this pseudo-Russian 16th century images, with processions of colorfully-dressed bearded boyars, monks wearing their monastic robes and so on. Whatever this motley "electorate" crowd is wearing, it is still deprived and downtrodden, subject to vile human passions. The crowd scenes, that are so important for this drama, become especially dynamic in the small space of a chamber theater.
The poignant metaphor of the whole performance is the cramped and dirty train of the Russian history rushing to nowhere, into the darkness, uncontrolled, and leaving behind Boris with his children at one of the little stations ...
Running time — 3 hours
Tickets cost — 450 - 1000 roubles