Even though there are 20 charachters in Konstantine Fyodorov's scenic version of the novel, only four actors are engaged in the perfomance - alongside with breathtaking Ingeborga Dapkūnaitė, who plays the part of Prince Myshkin, the show stars Evgeny Tkachuk, Pavel Chinaryov and Roman Shalyapin. The director sets himself a puzzling task of staging "The Idiot" in the aesthetics of "noir" clownery. He states that "among all the other, there are two things in our world that got lost: the culture of clownery and the perception of Dostoevsky as a living human being full of irony'. The story will unfold in the space created by designer Pavel Semchnko from the 'AXE' theatre; he often exploits complex video-mapping techniques in interaction with real objects.
Maksim Didenko brings into the limelight the novel's romance triangle 'Myshkin - Nastassya Filipovna - Rogozhin' and all those extraordinary events we often overlook, being too preoccupied with the 'accursed questions' and dead-ends of the novel.
Premiere: 16 December 2015
Duration: 1 hour 30 min.