Saratov Young People's Theater
Saratov Young People’s Theater
(full name, Lenin Komsomol Saratov Young People’s Theater). The history of the theater began in 1918, when a children’s theater was founded in the city. The Saratov Young People’s Theater as such opened in 1930. L. F. Brausevich became director in 1930, and A.I. Solomarskii was director in the years 1936–41. In 1943 artists from the Kalinin and Dnepropetrovsk young people’s theaters joined the company.
The Saratov Young People’s Theater has staged Ershov’s The Little Humpbacked Horse (1937), a stage adaptation of Fadeev’s The Young Guard (1947, 1963), Gogol’s The Inspector-General (1948), Popov’s Family (1950, 1960), Gruzdev and Forsh’s Alesha Peshkov (1951; State Prize of the USSR, 1952), Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (1952), Rozov’s Good Luck (1955) and Eternally Living (1964), Akulov’s The Tale About Times Distant and Near (1967), and Vasil’ev’s He Was Not on the Rolls (1975).
Members of the company include (1975) I. A. Viazovova, S. V. Lavrent’eva, V. S. Nemtsova, and Z. G. Spirina. People’s Artist of the USSR Iu. P. Kiselev became principal stage director in 1943. The theater was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor in 1969.