November 7, 2019: Taganrog Chekhov Drama Theater
presented a performance based on Chekhov's story "The Man in A Case" on the stage of the Kurhaus Hall in Badenweiler
, Germany. This small Southern resort town is where Anton Chekhov
spent the last 2 weeks of his life.
Badenweiler, located near the border with France and Switzerland, carefully preserves the memory of the great Russian writer and playwright: it was here that the first monument to our famous countryman was erected. The main square of the town was named Tschekhov-Platz after Chekhov
, the city's main plaza is decorated with a memorial plaque, and a sculpture of a seagull.
The town is also home to the Memorial Literature Museum "Tschechow-Salon" and to the front office of the German Chekhov Society, whose delegations visited the city of Taganrog in 2019
for the city festival and in 2018 within the framework of the German Days in Taganrog
The third visit of Taganrog Chekhov Drama Theater
to the hospitable land of Badenweiler was made at the invitation of the German Chekhov Society. Actors performed in Russian, so that subtitles in German were made available specifically for the German-speaking audience. The performance was very warmly received by numerous spectators, for a long time our artists were not allowed to leave the stage. The audience gave the artists from Taganrog a big round of applause, many flowers and souvenirs to thank for continuing the traditions of the Classic Russian theater.