There is Gogol's tomb on the stage and a nest with a strange egg. At midnight the glow becomes visible in the tomb, the obelisk moves away and Gogol's ghost appears. People in the black clothes scurry around. The writer watches them and in every person he recognizes the character of his works. Gogol turns into an Owl-man and flies to the Moon, as if he returns to the Past.

From the egg, which has been created by Gogol-bird, appears a young noble lady – Pannochka. Seeing the image – the fruit of his imagination- Gogol sends her to the world of the people.


    September, 2020