Krasnodar, 28 March – Yug Times. The Yug Times continues its Triumph contest publications.
Over the eleven years of his work at the Krasnodar Academic Drama Theatre, actor Arseni Fogelev has played more than 60 roles. No wonder that now, despite his young age, he is rightfully considered one of the leading actors of the leading Kuban theatre. Upon graduating from the Yaroslavl State Theatrical Institute in 2007, Arseni and his girlfriend decided to relocate loser to a warm sea, to Krasnodar.
— Here I was astonished to learn that local townsfolk go to sea even less frequently than Yaroslavl dwellers, — recalls Fogelev. — Nonetheless, we liked our new residence place. Kuban is a sunny spot, which probably makes local people friendly. So I was warmly welcomed at the theatre. A couple of years later, I was given the main role which at once made me a well-known actor.
The year 2009 indeed became a landmark in Arseni’s career: his performance of Khlestakov in The Government Inspector by Gogol did not come unnoticed by the audience and theatre critics.
After Khlestakov, he had a number of other interesting roles - some of which he dreamed of being an institute student. However, he believes that the main role in his life is still to come.
— In Krasnodar I understood that the stage is a place that changes actors and their personality — for within a couple of hours they live somebody else’s lives and commit somebody else’s deeds which they would never commit in their real life, — explains Fogelev. — What is more, the theatre radically affects both actors and audience, which is why in my opinion the purpose of the actor’s work is to make the spectators sympathize with the personages’ fates. It makes each of us more delicate and humane to each other and to ourselves.
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