Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Theatre “Satyricon” was on the verge of closing because of financial problems – Komsomolskaya Pravda

the Art Director of theatre Konstantin Mr. made a statement that his offspring, “Satyricon” it was on the verge of closing. The cost of the rent of the building in which the team needs at the time of reconstruction of his own theatre, was excessive.

“for six months we are idle, I had to move the rehearsal and staging of a new play, we have no money. This is a direct path to the death”, – quotes the words Raikin TASS.

He explained that all the money that is allocated to the theatre from the budget going to rent for performances.

“We can just disintegrate. I’ll wait for the decision from the Ministry of culture Russia, from the Minister. If that doesn’t work, I’ll go again where” – said Raikin.

According to him, the theater needs a certain “amount that must be paid for the lease”, because now the proceeds from culture do not cover the costs. Konstantin Raikin said that before, “Satyricon” existed due to sponsorship, but because of the difficult economic situation it has become impossible, and money almost ceased to flow.

“Satyricon” was founded in 1939 in Leningrad Arkady Raikin as the Leningrad theater of miniatures. During the war years, the theatre performed at the fronts, including on the field aerodromes and decks military ships. He moved to Moscow in 1982. The current name appeared in 1987. In the capital, the theater received a permanent site of the cinema building. Next week in “the Satyricon” will be held jubilee evening dedicated to the 105th anniversary since the birth of Arkady Raikin.


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