NEW YEAR IN THE RESIDENCE OF THE RUSSIAN SNOW MAIDEN
BY ILYA LOBOV | 28 DECEMBER 2018
12 performances of «Ears of Queen Bertha» were held on these New Year’s holidays at the Residence of the Russian Snow Maiden. Hundreds of Kostroma children managed to uncover the secret of Queen Bertha, who does not look like us at all, because she has hare’s ears!
Kostroma schoolchildren and students worked with several professional actors from the Residence to creat a real miracle: the audience empathized with both the main character and the little girl, whose ears are exactly the same; “pink inside, covered with soft white fur”.
In this fairy tale love and good defeat evil, as it should. The mystery in the story is revealed but does not become an obstacle to Bertha’s happiness.
Excellent sound design, lighting, and excellent knowledge of the text work together to complement the vivid impression left by the tale.
When the Snow Maiden appears in the final scene, I want to believe that miracles come true. They are near and with us and do not have to wait. You can make one yourself!