The Gambler

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.

stage production team

  • Režie: Michal Hába
  • Překlad: Ruda Havránková
  • Dramaturgická spolupráce: Olívia Fantúrová
  • Scéna: Dragan Stojčevski
  • Kostýmy: Adriana Černá
  • Hudba: Jindřich Čížek
  • Inspice: Lenka Jirků
  • Foto: Ivo Dvořák

persons and cast


Oct 23, 2018 V Sále Divadla Husa na Provázku


130 min

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