HISTORY OF THE THEATER
Theater «State Comedy Theater» was founded in 1987 by Yuri Tomoshevsky. Tomoshevsky realized his dream - he founded the theater of «one actor». Soon, the theater began to stage not only solo performances, but also large dramatic performances with the participation of famous artists, and the «State Comedy Theater» became one of the favorite theaters of the townspeople. In 1995, Viktor Minkov became the head of the theater.
In 2000, «State Comedy Theater» became the first state repertory theater without a permanent troupe. For each performance, the invited director forms a team of directors and artists. Over the years, performances have been staged on the theater stage by outstanding directors: Andrey Moguchiy, Konstantin Bogomolov, Veniamin Felshtinsky, Mikhail Bychkov, Grigory Dityatkovsky, Maxim Didenko and others. The «State Comedy Theater» works a lot with young directors. The works of many of those who in recent years produced performances with us today determine what the new Russian stage direction is - Dmitry Volkostrelov, Semyon Serzin, Marfa Gorvits and others.
Actors in demand in cinema and theater took to the theater stage, among them: Ivan Krasko, Alexander Demyanenko, Tatyana Piletskaya, Zinaida Sharko, Galina Mochalova, Sergey Losev. On posters today you can see names that are well known to viewers from films and television series. Dmitry Lysenkov, honored artists Daria Moroz, Alexander Novikov, Sergey Migitsko, Roza Khairulina, Marina Solopchenko, people's artists Valery Degtyar, Marina Ignatova, Olga Antonova and many others play in the theater performances
The theater's repertoire includes two dozen productions - from Russian and foreign classics to modern drama. «The State Touring Theater» is known in Sweden, Finland, Lithuania, Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Poland, France, Georgia, Serbia, Israel and Italy. Every year the theater holds theater seasons in European capitals.
On May 16, 2016, the «State Comedy Theater» opened its doors after an 11-month overhaul and modernization of the stage and production complex. Updated modern interiors, stage, auditorium, stage equipment make it possible to turn the «State Comedy Theater» into a fashionable and modern place where the viewer can find not only performances with popular artists, but also other events that will certainly interest everyone.
The «State Comedy Theater» is invariably distinguished by a particularly reverent approach to the choice of repertoire: Viktor Minkov considers it very important not to disappoint a subtle and intelligent audience, and therefore the best works form the basis of the repertoire classics, as well as bright examples of modern drama. The recognized skill of directors and actors turn each performance of the theater into a real holiday.