the play by Peter Shaffer
Y. Harmelin, Master of Arts of the Republic of Moldova
F. Bessonov, Honored Artist of the Republic of Moldova
MARTIN Dysert, a psychiatrist – V. Pavlenko
Alan Strang – A. Shtyrbul
FRANK Strang, Alan’s father – V. Azarovsky, O. Kotenko
Laura Strang, Alan’s mother - A. Prishchenko , S. Kazantseva
ESTHER SOLOMON, judge – O. Sofrikova
JILL MASON – Y. Evstifeeva
HARRY Dalton, the owner of the stables – A. Petrov
YOUNG RIDER – J. Gribinenko, A. Chuprun
NURSE – I. Secrieru, S. Basova
Six actors performing horses – theater artists
“Equus” – the famous scandalous play by English playwright Peter Shaffer’s about self-awareness and development of adolescents deprived of religion and invented a god in the form of horses (equus – is Latin for “horse”). Written in 1973, the play was recognized as the best play of the world 70 years of XX century. The plot – a real story that happened in a small town near London; it inspired the creation of Peter Shaffer’s work.
Sharp dialogues, exact psychological story, detective basis of what is happening – all this made the play youth absolute hit. The problem of self-determination – sexual, religious, professional – raised in it is still relevant today.
Exciting detective story combined with psychological depth; as well as other pieces Schaeffer “Equus” affects relations between people, to be opposite in nature, but related, something common. The play reflects the eternal conflict between the individual and society, freedom and limitations, desires and laws.