Michael Bulgakov
Stage Director Artyom Kim
Assistant director Natalya Lee
Music Artyom Kim, Nikita Makarenko, Stanislav Toropchin, Sukhrob Nazimov, Timur Sklyarov
Choreography Maria Tikhomolova, Damir Bulatov
Costume Designer Sarbi Davletova
Painters Vasily Yuriev, Tatyana Fadeeva, Askar Urmanov
Props Gulshan Kurbanova
Dog Sharik / Polygraph Poligrafovich Sharikov Sanjar Dzhumaev
Author / Priest / Philip Filippovich Preobrazhensky Vladimir Yudin
Ivan Arnoldovich Bormental Bernard Nazarmuhamedov, Jan Dobrynin
Revolutionary Vyazemskaya Anastasia Pryadkina
Daria Petrovna Ivanova Julia Plakida
Zinaida Bunina Klara Nafikova / Alina Zimerman
Typist Galina Borisova
Patient of the Preobrazhensky Clinic Honored Art. RUZ Olga Volodina
Aida Nadezhda Bandelet
Patients of the Preobrazhensky Clinic Maria Tikhomolova, Saida Davydova, Angelica Khmelnitskaya, Malika Domakhina, Angelina Yagfarova
Clinic Patients / Stray Dogs / Revolutionaries: Rustam Musakulov / Himal Gafiyatullin, Bakhtier Kari-Yakubov, Rustam Abduvakhidov, Farrukh Moldakhanov, Umid Rakhataliev, Diana Tashmetova, Armine Safaryan

“Heart of a dog”

An unprecedented creature will be born on stage of Tashkent’s Ilkhom Theatre of Mark Weil. In the presence of the audience, a new heart will begin to beat. The question is – does this heart belong to a dog or a human?
Today, 90 years after the creation of “Heart of a Dog”, the issues of violence against personality, and suppression of the human essence have only become more relevant.

In the same way that the monstrous homunculus, Polygraph Polygraphovich Sharikov replaces Sharik the dog, modern humans also lose their last bits of individuality.
Television, businessmen, politicians and cults fill our consciousness with their content, shaping our desires and habits. Independent decision-making has become an illusion for most. New half-gods and deities create their own Adams and Eves, ones who are ideal for selling forbidden fruit to.
The Sharik’s of today aren’t drugged with Professor Preobrajenskiy’s chloroform, but with the World Wide Web. The destruction of minds progresses, the cold winds of exclusion have consumed humanity, and those like Shvonder scramble for power.
Who can call themselves a completely free person today?
Duration of the production: 2 hours
The production premiered on September 8th, 2017
Recommended for ages 18+