Online performance based on the play “A Midsummer Nights Dream” held at Akkuyu NPP site

6 December 2021, Büyükeceli, Mersin Province, Turkey. – Online performance of the Pyotr Fomenko Moscow Theater, directed by Ivan Popovsky based on William Shakespeare's play “A Midsummer Night's Dream”, was held at the Akkuyu NPP construction site. The event took place within the scope of Golden Mask Theater Festival, one of the sponsors of which is the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom. Such an event was organized in an online format for the first time in the history of Akkuyu NPP project.

AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC employees as well as employees of other organizations working at Akkuyu NPP construction site attended the performance. AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC CEO Press Secretary Vasiliy Korelskiy made a short welcoming speech, told about the event and wished the audience a good time.

The performance got an active audience feedback:

AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC electrical shop specialist Cüneyt Akın said: “I really liked the dialogue between the actors and the audience - one of the features of Shakespeare's work, which makes the audience a part of the play. The decor and acting really fascinated me. I couldn't take my eyes off the screen. I also want to mention the high-quality translation of the play. My native language is Turkish, but I also speak Russian. Thanks to this, I was able to appreciate the high quality of the translation. I am very glad that such an interesting event took place at our construction site.”

AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC Environmental Protection Unit Chief specialist Zhanna Podluzhnaya noted: “Today at the performance “A Midsummer Night's Dream” I got a huge aesthetic pleasure! At some point it seemed to me that I was sitting in a theater hall. I enjoyed the wonderful acting. They played with emotions that they conveyed to the audience. With their performance, they proved once again that Shakespeare's works do not lose relevance over time. I am very grateful for the joy! I wish the organizers inspiration, new creative ideas and their implementation! And of course I express my gratitude to Rosatom State Corporation for supporting such events.”

TİTAN2 İC İÇTAŞ İNŞAAT ANONİM ŞİRKETİ employee Zimfira Delazordehasl shared her impressions: “I would like to thank the organizers for the warm welcome and the opportunity to watch a wonderful production. I really liked the excellent play of the P.N. Fomenko theater actors. The performance was held in a very pleasant atmosphere. The organizers did their best to make us feel at home. I would like to touch art more often at such events. Thanks again!”

A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of William Shakespeare's early romantic comedies. The performance, which takes place in Ancient Greece during the preparation for the wedding, won the admiration of the audience. Konstantin Lebedev created the artistic solution of this performance, and Angelina Atlagich created the costumes. The performance was awarded the Golden Mask Theater Award.

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