In the performance of the National Theatre of Greece in Athens, Dostoyevsky’s world meets Papadiamantis’ language in a unique translation that reflects the two great writers’ deep understanding of the pain of human existence.
In St Petersburg of the 19th century, the law student Raskolnikov commits a double murder, in the cloak of an ideological justification, based on a curious form of justice. However, his crimes will challenge human and divine law that will seek to make him pay for them as he travels down a lonely and nightmarish path. The harshest punishment is his conscience, from which he can only escape by choosing the path of love and repentance.
The deep study of the human soul and the dark laws that rule it establish the masterpiece of the great Russian writer as a topical literary anatomy of the subconscious, written at a time when the term had not even been invented.
Crime and Punishment
Based on the novel by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
Translation into Greek by Alexandros Papadiamantis
Direction, Adaptation & Musical Supervision | Sotiris Hatzakis
Stage Designer | Ersi Drini
Costume Designer | Yannis Metzikof
Lighting Designer | Antonis Panagiotopoulos
Assistant Director | Andromachi Davlou, Nikolas Anastasopoulos
Cast | Nikolas Anastasopoulos, Georgianna Dalaras, Maria Diakopanagiotou, Giorgos Karatziotis, Giannis Gounas, Tamila Koulieva, Nikos Magdalinos, Melissanthi Mahut, Peris Michailidis, Polyxeni Mylona, Giannis Niaros, Themis Panou, Vassilis Risvas, Danae Skiadi, Grigoris Stamoulis, Haris Tzortzakis
Chorus | The company
Opened on 23 December 2015
National Theatre of Greece, Athens
Picture Giannis Niaros plays Rodion Romanowich Raskolnikov
© NTG Athens