People’s Artist of Russia Liya Akhedzhakova wrote a letter of resignation from the Sovremennik Theater of her own free will. She told Novaya Gazeta about it, said in the telegram channel of the publication.
According to Akhedzhakova, she wrote a letter of resignation from the theater on March 10. The publication notes that the actress intends to engage in touring activities.
“The actress has several suggestions for further tours. Akhedzhakova has no plans to leave Russia yet,” writes Novaya Gazeta.
The publication recalled the performance “My Grandson Benjamin” held in Cyprus in mid-March based on the play by Lyudmila Ulitskaya with the participation of Akhedzhakova. According to Novaya Gazeta, the actress performed “with a full house”.
At the beginning of February, Akhedzhakova announced that Sovremennik had canceled the last play in the repertoire with her participation, The Gin Game. According to the actress, the director of the theater, Yuri Kravets, linked his decision to angry letters from the public addressed to him.
Akhedzhakova also said that Kravets referred to the recommendation to remove The Game of Gin from the repertoire of the Moscow Department of Culture, to which Sovremennik is subordinate. The secretary of the theater director, in a conversation with Novaya Gazeta, called the poor health of the actress the reason for the cancellation of the performance.
On March 10, Novaya Gazeta published an open letter to Akhedzhakova, in which she said goodbye to the Sovremennik scene. On the same day, the theater reported that the artist had not left the institution, indicating that she was still an actress in the troupe.
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