The appeal of Zhenovach’s direction lies in the fact that he doesn’t rush. You’ll agree – in the bustling crowd, there’s always one graceful person who isn’t rushing. Maybe it’s just a quality of their temperament, or maybe a conscious joy from the process of unhurried motion. Or maybe it’s already a manifestation of some volition. You need a not-insignificant will, after all, to step away from the rhythm of the status quo – to go forward in accordance only with your own goals and interest in your surroundings. Sergey Zhenovach’s shows can be distinguished in one word, somewhat unexpected in theatrical use – they’re subtle shows. There’s no offense or aggression in them. The director’s will manifests itself idiosyncratically – it doesn’t dictate, but rather suggests. And this intelligent and precise suggestion takes a person captive – both the audience and the actors. Nobody's will is mandated or forced on anyone else, nor is there room for lack of discipline or permissiveness.