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Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT 14

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

Alexandrinskij Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia

Director: Attila Vidnyánszky

Performed in Russian, with simultaneous interpretation in Hungarian

5 hours 30 minutes with 1 breaks.

One of the most important and oldest theatres in Russia, Alexandrinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, presents a monumental, overwhelming performance based on Dostoyevsky’s world-famous novel. With its multiple story lines and polyphonic sound, the play addresses the fundamental questions of existence, providing a contemporary interpretation of the great Russian writer’s novel, which focuses on the loss of faith and the possibility of redemption for the human soul. According to the director, Attila Vidnyánszky, the performance “enquires into the basic problems of European civilization, primarily the question of the freedom of conscience and faith. A large part of the world has become atheist, but that has not made anyone much happier. Dostoyevsky’s brilliant, prophetic novel is probably more topical today than ever before.”  The company, made up of leading actors of the established Russian theatre, has created a contemporary mystery-play in which the music, the spectacle, and the script create an expressive unity, thereby representing the completeness and diversity of the original work, but also rethinking the role of several key characters. The production was the opening act of the 10th International Theatre Festival Alexandrinsky and one the most outstanding productions in the Russian theatrical world in 2016-2017. 

Cast:

Rogyion Raszkolnyikov: Alekszandr Polamisev
Pulherija Alekszandrovna: Marija Kuznyecova
Dunya: Vaszilisza Alekszejeva
Porfirij Petrovics: Vitalij Kovalenko
Szvidrigajlov: Dmitrij Liszenkov
Szonya Marmeladova: Anna Blinova
Szemjon Marmeladov: Szergej Parsin
Katyerina Ivanovna: Viktorija Vorobjova
Razumihin: Viktor Suraljov
Luzsin: Valentyin Zaharov
Lebezjatnyikov: Ivan Jefremov
Aljona Ivanovna: Jelena Nemzer
Lizaveta: Jelena Zimina
Amalia Ljudvigovna: Julija Szokolova
Mikolka: Nyikolaj Belin
Kátya: Margarita Abroszkina


​Stage and costume design: Marija Tregubova, Alekszej Tregubov

Director

Attila Vidnyánszky

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Attila Vidnyánszky

Attila Vidnyánszky

Attila Vidnyánszky was born in 1964 in Berehove, Ukraine. He graduated from the College of Film and Theatre Arts in Kiev. He was the founding artistic director of the Hungarian National Theatre in Berehove. In 2004, he was appointed main director of the Hungarian State Opera House. In 2006, he was made the artistic director of the Csokonai Theatre in Debrecen, and in 2013 he became the director of the National Theatre in Budapest. In 1990-1997, he taught at the College of Film and Theatre Arts in Kiev, and at the moment he is the artistic deputy director and head of the acting department at the University of Kaposvár. Since 2008, he has served as the founding president of the Hungarian Theatre Society. He has worked in the Theatre of the National Academy in Kiev and in theatres in Slovakia, Serbia, Croatia, and Italy. His productions have been performed at prominent international festivals, such as the festivals in Toruń, the Moscow Theatre Olympics, Festival Passages, the International Alexandrinsky Theatre Festival, Nowruz, GogolFest, and the Festival de l’Imaginaire. He has won numerous awards, including the Meyerhold Award of the Meyerhold Centre in Moscow.

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