Based on Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
Director: Michal Hába
frantic theatrical roulette
Is this still Dostoyevsky? Is this still theatre? This is a production by the controversial director Michal Hába based on Dostoyevsky’s novella. Russian ecstasy, European provocation. And what came first – the chicken or the egg?
In his novella, where he utilized his own experience as a gambler, F.M. Dostoyevsky settles accounts with Western thought. Gambling, debts – these are things that the main character, Alexei, hates, yet at the same time he is fascinated by the world of money. He knows what he doesn’t want, but he doesn’t know exactly what he does want – and gambling is all there is to hand. A story of love during the era of late capitalism, which has now been “late” for two hundred years.