On having graduated from the Drama institute (Leningrad State Institute of Theater, Music and Cinematography, LGITMiK) in 1979, Andrei Krasko worked in Tomsk TYuZ (Theater of Young Spectators) for almost two seasons till 1981. During the time, the young man had acted in nine plays, of which he himself later named five, probably, those better stuck in his memory:
Shoo, Grim Reaper, Shoo! (play by Saulius Šaltenis, directors A. Nasibulin, A. Krasko) Ц Andrius Šatas and Kaminskas
A Man of Seventeen Years (play by Ignaty Dvoretsky)
Robin Hood Ц Robin Hood
Blue Horses on Red Grass (play by Mikhail Shatrov) Ц Yarmatov
And yet... it moves (play by Aleksandr Khmelik) Ц Petrov
The Leningrad theater named after Leninsky Komsomol was where Krasko worked in early 80s before and after serving in the army:
Roman and Yulka (after novelette by Galina Shcherbakova) Ц Roman
The Scarlet Flower (after Russian folk tales, director S. I. Tumanov) Ц Wood spirit
But arrival of a new theater director to the theater left Andrei out of job.
Having failed to get fixed up in a job in Leningrad, Krasko left for the provinces and spent the season of '84-85 working in the theater of Dimitrovgrad, a town in the Ulyanovsk region. There he had done, by his own words, an "inconceivable number of parts", but recollected specifically only the work in play Truffaldino, or Love for One Orange.
In that season, Krasko was engaged in the following productions:
From Afgan Diary [Zulfiya] (play by K. Amirov) Ц major part
Andrei took part in earlier productions as well:
This Strange Russian (play by V. Chichkov) Ц sergeant
Truffaldino, or Love for One Orange (play by V. Sinakevich ) Ц Tartaglia
He also participated in staging A. Shaginyan's play Women, which never premiered, as an actor and assistant director.
The site's authors offer their thanks to Andrei Ivanovich Shkalov, artistic director of the Dimitrovgrad drama theater named after A. N. Ostrovsky, for the information he provided on the Andrei Krasko's works in the theater.
After a long break, Andrei Krasko renewed his work at the theater. But this time it was with a private troupe rather than as a member of a repertory theater company:
2001 Tarelkin's Death (play by Aleksandr Sukhovo-Kobylin, producer center "Brother", director Yuri Butusov) Tarelkin. For more details, refer to the center's site.