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

    1982 Kukaracha (play by Nodar Dumbadze, director Gennady Oporkov) see photo district militia officer Kukaracha

    If Lopotukhin is to be Believed, or And yet... it moves (play by Aleksandr Khmelik) see photo Lopotukhin

    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

    Male Nurse (play by A. Sergeyev) see photo Grisha

    Housewarming in an Old House (play by A. Kravtsov) see photo Igor

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:

    1999 Dog Waltz (play by Leonid Andreyev, theater "Comedian's haven", director Pyotr Sherishevsky) see photo Feklusha

    2001 Moscow-Petushki (play by Venedikt Yerofeyev, theater "Comedian's haven", director Georgy Vasiliev) see photo Venichka see clip (2.26 MB in AVI format)

    2001 Andorra (play by Max Frisch, Komissarzhevskaya theater, director Valery Grishko) see photo soldier

    2001 Tarelkin's Death (play by Aleksandr Sukhovo-Kobylin, producer center "Brother", director Yuri Butusov) see photo Tarelkin. For more details, refer to the center's site.

Andrei's last dramatic work was see photo Adamchik in New Russian Fellows, or Men by the Hour (play by Viktor Merezhko, private company production, director Andrei Krasko), which premiered in late 2005.

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