Страна/Country : Кыргызстан / Kyrgyzstan
THE HISTORY OF ALAI THEATER Alai Music and Drama Theater named after Toktogul Azhibaev is of one of the professional theaters in Kyrgyzstan. It was founded in 1946 by the initiative of the Great Patriotic War participant Mamat Zhakypov on the basis of the village club, which was turned into Culture House with drama circle. The first team of the theater offered to the viewers K. Eshimbekov one- act play “Success of Kozhoke” («Кожокенин ийгилиги»). Time has rapidly passed. By the decision of the USSR Ministry of Culture Board on June 4, 1960 to Alai district culture house was awarded a title “Alai Folk Theater”. M. Zhakypov was the first director of the theatre, S. Toboev- the first artist. At first, one-act plays by M. Toybaev «To doubt» («Шектенүү») (1960), M. Zhakypova’s play «White Molmol» («Ак Мөлмөл») (1961) were staged at the theater, then many-act plays like: “In honor of the good» («Жакшынын шарапаты») by R. Shukurbekov (1964), “Karagul bottom” «Карагул ботом» by Zh. Sadykov (1964), «Mountain Eagle» («Айланган тоонун бүркүтү») by K. Malikov (1966), “Kanybek” («Каныбек») by K. Zhantoshev (1969), “Ak Moor” («Ак мөөр») by А. Osmonov (1972), «Zhamila» («Жамийла») by Ch Aitmatov (1973), “Tragedy of Kara-Kum» («Кара-Кум трагедиясы») by O. Badykov (1974), «Blue Medals” by V. Kolomtsev (1975), «Black locket » M. Zhakypov (1976) were staged there. Actors from Alay theater became the winners of a number of national contests. During the Soviet period theater’s team went even to remote pastoral to show their plays. The well-known director Mederbek Nazaraliev and a prominent Folk Artist of the USSR Baken Kydykeeva staged their plays in this theatre. Plays staged by Alai Folk Theater were highly appreciated by the government, and deputy minister for the cultural affair of the Ministry of Education, Folk Artist of the USSR Cholponbek Bazarbaev initiated to award the status of Alai Music and Drama Theater to the Alai Folk Theater on the basis of the Kyrgyz Republic Kyrgyz Republic resolution №813 from December 26, 2001.On February 24, 2010 by the decision of the Alai District Council, Alai musical drama theater was named after late theater director and actor Toktogul Azhibaev for his over 40 years contribution to the formation of the theatre. Alai musical-drama theater performances: In 2002 “Sadaak kakty” (Parable Feria) director: Zh. Zhusupov, artistic director: M. Taichabarov; In 2003 “Erool” (Drama) by Mar Baizhiev, director: A. Isakov, artistic director: S. Zhorobaev; In 2004 “Aldar Koso” (two- acts comedy) by T. Abdymomunov, director: Zh. Zhusupov, artistic director: Ch. Kozukeev; in 2006 “Tomorrow is my mother’s birthday” (one- act drama) by G. Alieva, director: A. Isakov, artistic director: Ch. Kozukeev; in 2007 “Husband” (lyrical drama) by Mar Baizhiev, director: T. Apyev, artistic director: Ch. Kozukeev; in 2008 “The dead becomes saint” (ӨЛДҮҢ, АЗИЗ БОЛДУҢ)(two- acts tragical comedy) by Kh. Khursandov, director: Zh. Zhusupov, artistic director: Ch. Kozukeev; in 2008 “The illness will ruin your life” (ИЛЕШСЕ ИЛДЕТ — ӨМҮРҮҢ КИРДЕЙТ)(five- acts vaudeville) by S. Zhetimishov, director: Zh. Zhusupov, artistic director: Ch. Kozukeev; in 2008 “The father’s son” (АТАСЫНЫН БАЛАСЫ) (three- acts comedy) by K. Kalukov, director: Zh. Zhusupov, artistic director: Ch. Kozukeev; in 2010 “Pied pigeon running by the edge of the sea” (ДЕҢИЗ БОЙЛОЙ ЖОРТКОН АЛА-ДӨБӨТ) (drama) by Ch Aitmatov, director: K. Kasenov, artistic director: Ch. Kozukeev; in 2011 “Dastan Alai” (АЛАЙ ДАСТАН) (historical drama) by K. Urmanbetov and A. Zhaparov, director: A. Zhaparov, artistic director: M. Sharafudinov; in 2013 “Is there a free woman marry” (БАШЫ БОШ КЕМПИР БАРБЫ) (comedy) by G. Alieva, director: Zh. Zhusupov, artistic director: Ch. Kozukeev; in 2013 “The two of us” (БИЗ ЭКӨӨБҮЗ) (lyrical comedy) by Zh. Kulmanbetov, director: E. Bakaev, artistic director: Ch. Kozukeev; in 2014 “A lesson for a burro” КОДОЛЕККЕ САБАК (puppet show) by G. Talkanbaev, director: G. Talkanbaev, artistic director: Ch. Kozukeev; in 2016 “Autumn romance” (КҮЗГҮ РОМАНС) (drama) by S. Asylbekuly: director: A. Isakov, artistic director: Ch. Kozukeev; in 2017 “Zhanyl myrza” (ЖАҢЫЛ МЫРЗА) (drama) by Zh. Sadykov, director: E. Bakaev, artistic director: Ch. Kozukeev; in 2018. G. Aliyeva. Rezh, (ТУРМУШ ШАПАЛАГЫ) (comedy) by G. Alieva, director: T. Abdyldaev, artistic director: Ch. Kozukeev.