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.
By Fjodor M. Dostoyevsky
Directed by Frank Hoffmann
Adapted by Ruth Heynen