A theatre finds the plays that make it aware of its own age. For this reason, there’s no hurry either in Galina Volchek’s directing or in her actors’ performances. They have no desire to appear younger than they are, nor do they appear to pay attention to themselves whatsoever. All of their attention is directed toward the play, and what the play was written for. Before us stands a grown, mature theatre, and therefore, as we love and remember the young “Sovremennik,” we also celebrate the new characteristics of an old face with respect, not sadness.