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About the play

Available 27.01.2021, 19.00–24.00 CET

Even though there are over 20 characters in this ‘most personal of all Dostoevsky's major works’, only four actors are engaged in the performance - alongside with breathtaking Ingeborga Dapkūnaitė, who plays the part of Prince Myshkin. Maxim Didenko staged The Idiot in the aesthetics of “cirque noir": “among all the other, there are two things in our world that got lost: the culture of clownery and the perception of Dostoevsky as a living human full of irony”.

The director brings into the limelight the novel's romance triangle 'Myshkin - Nastassya Filipovna - Rogozhin' and all those extraordinary events one often overlooks, being preoccupied with the novel’s 'accursed questions'.

A production by Maxim Didenko, one of the most sought-after Russian theatre directors of the new generation, based on the novel by Feodor Dostoevsky. The story unfolds in the space created by Pavel Semchnko, a founder of the AKHE Engineering Theatre.

Credits

Ingeborga Dapkunaite / Prince Myshkin
Evgeny Tkachuk / Parfyon Rogozhin
Roman Shalyapin / Nastassya Filippovna, Lebedev
Pavel Chinaryov / Aglaya, Ganya

Stage director: Maxim Didenko
Composer: Ivan Kushnir
Video artist: Ilya Starilov
Stage Adaptation: Konstantin Fyodorov
Set and Lighting Designer: Pavel Semchenko
Costume designer: Anis Kronidova

Bonus material