F. M. Dostoevsky

The Devils


Studio
2 hours and 45 minutes with one intermission.

Nikolai Vsevolodovich Stavrogin
Loránd Váta
 
Stepan Trofimovich Verkhovensky
Lehel Salat
 
Pyotr Stepanovich Verkhovensky
Lóránd Farkas
 
Varvara Petrovna Stavrogin
Andrea Kali
 
Ivan Shatov
Ervin Szűcs
 
Kirilov
Balázs Bodolai
 
Captain Lebyadkin
Ernő Galló
 
Maria Lebyadkin
Anikó Pethő
 
Liza Drozdova
Andrea Vindis
 
Dasha Shatov
Tünde Skovrán
 
Sophia Satova
Csilla Varga
 
Liputin
Csongor Köllő
 
Virginsky
András Buzási

directed by
István Albu
 
set and costume design
Carmencita Brojboiu
 
dramaturg
Hunor Gönczi, Noémi Krisztina Nagy
 
choreography
Ferenc Sinkó
 
stage manager
Péter Mixtay

Date of the opening: november 02, 2009

“Why devils? Because their deeds are confusing and destructive? Or are they devils because they rebel and fall? The Devils is simply a comparison. It is a comparison that we have to make for ourselves in order to reveal the truth; everybody’s own, personal truth. As we destroy our moral barriers, committing our vile deeds and crimes consciously, we situate ourselves above everything in a godless world. Dostoevsky presents the failure of this nihilistic experiment through an anarchist group of intellectuals from a small Russian town. The crimes committed collectively only increase the weight of individual guilt. The main question of The Devils would be the following: If ‘there is no God, is everything permitted?’ It would be surprising to discover, as the answer to this question, that it is our inner evil that keeps the sacred in us alive.”

István Albu





Opening date: November 24, 2009.
Running time: 2 hours and 45 minutes with one intermission.
Not recommended for viewers under the age of 16.