Wild Project presents Fyodor Dostoevsky's brilliant tragicomic novella, written in a feverish few weeks to stave off ruin from serious debt, his addicted to roulette and his rejection by several women. More…
Alexei Ivanovich, servant to a bankrupt family, falls madly in love twice- first with the lovely unobtainable Polina, then with the forbidden thrill of the Casino. As Polina demands ever more slavish and reckless obedience from him, Alexei finds liberation in his enslavement, and their relationship starts to mutate into something altogether richer and stranger. Olivier-nominated playwright Glyn Maxwell recreates the madness and mayhem of a world enthralled by chance, sex, and money: a world spinning out of control.
See it if you want an enjoyable (perhaps overlong) tale of greed, love, gambling, obsession, and descent as Russian aristocrats holiday in France.
Don't see it if you are unable to sit for two hours without (the published) intermission. You desire an elaborate production.