"Tales for the theater" - an unusual book. It includes five fairy tale plays by a Latvian storyteller, playwright and screenwriter Igor Yakimov. Igor Yakimov himself calls himself: "I am the last romantic". All fairy tales are incredibly scenic and in the book version. They are written in the good traditions of Andersen, Eugene Schwartz or G. Gorin. Author's tales with a romantic and, as a rule, instructive finale. The problems themselves, situations, conflicts, and even characters - all of them are taken from our modern life. The plays "The North Wind", "The Alchemist" have already been put on Russian, Belarusian and Latvian theatrical stages. The fairy tale play "The North Wind" won a prize in the All-Russian competition held by the Moscow Theater School of Modern Play under the direction of Joseph Reichelgauz, and hit the top ten dramatic works written for the theater. These tales have something unifying: at the end of each of them it is appropriate to put not a point, but dots. The action continues to push the plot and the characters forward, into the future, which, after the curtain falls or the book is closed, will depend only on themselves.