Underground

The world created by Dostoyevsky is one of idiots, saints and killers; of hysterical women and insane fools; of God seekers and leeches; of epileptic angels and mystical devils. He shows a world in which purity seems to only stem from dirt, and sanctity only from fruitful wounds; where love is choked by violence, and lust strives to set free.

The stage adaptation by Ruth Heynen and the staging by Frank Hoffmann show a fascinatingly contemporary Dostoyevsky. He seems to talk about us and the world. In doing so, his tone is wild, protesting, bizarre, dark, and yes, often very funny.


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Underground

By Fjodor M. Dostoyevsky

Directed by Frank Hoffmann

Adapted by Ruth Heynen

Performance

12 - 26 October, 2017