A stage adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s literary masterpiece ‘Crime and Punishment’ was the big winners at the award ceremony of the 16th Gegeen Muza (Saint Muse) international theater festival on 11 June.
D.Gantsetseg won the best actress award for her role of state prosecutor at the ‘Crime and Punishment’ and P.Erdenezaan was awarded by best supporting actor award for his roles of the judge and Marmaledov, an alcoholic ex-servant in the play. The ‘Crime and Punishment’ play was named best drama and its director M.Batbold won best director award.
B.Jargalsaikhan won best actor award for his role of Aleksei Karenin at a stage adaption of Anna Karenina, novel by Leo Tolstoy. M.Togtokhjargal won best supporting actress award for her role of miss Betsy from Aleksei Karenin play.
It was a jubilant night for theatre at the Ulaanbaatar Ensemble as the stage industry celebrated a year in which performances resumed after lockdown. This year the festival was organized in five main categories: drama, musical drama, children’s play, monodrama and duodrama.