Leah Akhedzhakova was stripped of her last role in the Sovremennik Theater
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Management of the Moscow theater “Sovremennik” decided to remove from the repertoire the play “The Game of Gin”, in which the 84-year-old People's Artist of the Russian Federation Liya Akhedzhakova played one of the main roles.
that he was forced to cancel the play because of “angry letters” to her.
“The director warned me that I would no longer be in the repertoire at the request of some angry people who write letters to him, and the Department of Culture confirmed that I was removed from the repertoire of the theater, – said the People's Artist in an interview with “Rise”. “I sit and cry. I understand everything, I know who writes it, who organizes it, but nothing can be done.
February 13 and 28, as well as March 29, “will not take place”.
Liya Akhedzhakova works at the Sovremennik Theater; since 1977. “Gin Game” became the last production in which Akhedzhakova played on the stage of Sovremennik. In the fall of 2022, the theater, after complaints from “Officers of Russia” canceled the performance of the play “First Bread”, where the actress also played.
After the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Liya Akhedzhakova repeatedly advocated ending the war. She also urged people not to be afraid to express an anti-war position.
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