Thanks to the support of the Neva Foundation, the Theatre de Carouge had the pleasure to host one of the most famous Russian companies, Petr Fomenko and his Fomenkis from 4 to 12 November 2011.
Seven years after their magnificent performance of War and Peace, the Fomenkis returned to Switzerland with two major plays from the company's repertoire, famous for the art of "making the theater" and constatly revisiting the classical texts with a free, sensual and consoling approach.
Mixing comedy and drama in the "Wolves and Lams", Alexandre Osrovsky depicts the Russian society in the midst of cultural and industrial explosion. With his "Family happiness", a variation on the theme of lost illusions in love, Petr Fomenko signs a vituoso interpretation of Leo Tolstoi's story.
Two shows united by a single esthetical vision, bringing together old times and modernity for the sake of the "real theatrical truth", were staged in Switzerland for the first time.
The performance was in Russian with French subtitles.