Sources of Light are in all of us. Alexander Marchenko stages the play about escaping from reality at the TOK Theatre. The drama based on the play by Andrey Ivanov with vogue ball elements will premiere on February 18. The beginning is at 7 p.m. at OK16.


The world has split into three parts. In the Lower World, in Darkness and Stink, there lives Barmaglot – the One Who Will Break Everything. In the Middle World, the Headless King hands out candies, and Queen Mary gives names. And at the very top, the Red King is waiting in the wings. Barmaglot is waiting too, then he will break and eat everything…

In a big city, a high-rise shopping mall brings together “unnecessary” people: a homeless who sleeps on the heating pipe main, a prostitute who is about to stop the hustle, a disabled person after a head injury, and a security guard, a latent gay. Being out of line, they seek their own light and become a light for someone else.

Sources of Light is the second production by Alexander Marchenko based on the play by Andrey Ivanov, and the fifth in TOK Theatre. In 2018, the first one, Suchilischa, was included in the list of the best performances according to critics.

“Andrey Ivanov’s play is about vulnerable groups in society. It draws my attention not only with its theme but also with the form of a fantasy fairy tale. All the characters there in some ways replace reality with different images,” says the Director. “This is about how we avoid reality. And the form is a universal metaphor for how and what we fill our lives with. Besides, it is well combined with vogue-culture, ball. This ball is a competition, an elimination game. It is like a medieval carnival, and at the same time it is life as a whole. And not everyone survives this competition.”

Andrey Ivanov, Director of the play, was nominated for the Russian National Theater Award Golden Mask-2018 in the category Best Playwright (Suchilischa). Sources of Light directed by Alexander Marchenko is the first performance based on the play of the same name by Andrey Ivanov.

The actors, who participate in the production, are already familiar to the TOK theatre audience: Anna Semenyako (Suchilischa, Opium), Igor Shugaleev (Arche&Ket), and new actors Andrey Novik and Maxim Shishko.

The production was created with the support of JSC Belgazprombank and the assistance of the US Embassy in the Republic of Belarus.

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