F. M. Dostoevsky

The Devils

2 hours and 45 minutes with one intermission.

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

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

Date of the opening: november 24, 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.