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 Rafael Babadjanov
Ivan Arnoldovich Bormental Bernar Nazarmuhamedov, Jan Dobrynin
Author / Priest / Philip Filippovich Preobrazhensky Vladimir Yudin
Typist Galina Borisova/Misha Safaryan
Revolutionary Vyazemskaya Anastasia Pryadkina
Zinaida Bunina Klara Nafikova / Alina Zimerman
Daria Petrovna Ivanova Julia Plakida
Patient of the Preobrazhensky Clinic Honored Art. RUZ Olga Volodina
Aida Nadezhda Bandelet/Djemma Fagradiyan
Author \ Voice Natalya Lee
Clinic Patients / Stray Dogs / Revolutionaries: Rustam Musakulov, Gimal Gafiyatullin, Bakhtier Kari-Yakubov/Petr Kiryuhin, Timur Begmatov, Farrukh Moldakhanov, Umid Rakhataliev, Misha Safaryuan, Sofiya Garaeva, Emil Hayrullin
Patients of the Preobrazhensky Clinic Maria Tikhomolova, Angelika Khmelnitskaya, Margarita Domakhina, Angelina Yagfarova, Fidan Abshzade

“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+