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based on F.M. Dostoievski
script by Anna Stigsgaard and Ștefana Pop-Curșeu

director: Anna Stigsgaard
set and costume design: Adrian Damian
assistant director: Alexandra Sofonea
stage movement: Savino Paparella
lighting designer: Jenel Moldovan

Prince Mîşkin: Cristian Rigman
Parfion Rogojin: Ionuț Caras
Nastasia Filippovna: Ramona Dumitrean
Epancina: Miriam Cuibus
Aglaia: Anca Hanu
Adelaida: Romina Merei / Sânziana Tarța
Toţki: Petre Băcioiu
Ganea: Matei Rotaru
Ippolit: Silvius Iorga / Cristian Grosu

stage manager: [Arhidiade Mureşan] / Doru Bodrea
lighting technicians: Alexandru Corpodean, Mădălina Mânzat
sound technician: Vasile Crăciun
sufleur: Crina Onaca

Prince Myshkin, the main character of Dostoyevsky’s novel, suffers from epilepsy, and the disease has kept him for years isolated from other human beings and from nature. As he arrives in a Swiss hospital he is finally awakened to a new and luminous conciousness of the world which surrounds him.

As a sort of experiment, Dostoyevsky sends his naïve and "pure" man, claiming that "beauty will save the world", back to a Russia of an unhappy humanity, desperate and uncertain of its own destiny. Myshkin’s fresh ingenuity changes the relationas between the men and the women he meets, but in the end, the web of their relations surrounds him to the point of suffocation. Dostoyevsly takes us along on this failed experiment as if he were talking about us, human beings unable to see beyond our own condition, prisoners of our own mediocrity. Trying to create a theatre performance from a great novel like The Idiot without betraying neither its sense nor its story, has been and extraordinary and complex journey - possible only thanks to the dedication of the actors and the entire team. And if there is, unavoidably, some betrayal, I believe that this betrayal has allowed us to remain faithful: to explore this meeting of Myshkin, the naïve outsider, with a world which does not want to be saved.

Anna Stigsgaard

Ticket prices:

50 lei, 40 lei, 30 lei, 20 lei, 10 lei (depending on the seat location);

10 lei - discounts for pupils, students, pensioners.

Presented at the Era Theatre in Pontedera (Italy), during the A season for Toscana program, 2013.

Opening date: Thursday, October 4 2012

Main stage