Until December 10, nihilists and prophets, terrorists and revolutionaries, assassins and suicidals flood the Onassis Cultural Centre, as the great novel that is Dostoyevsky’s Demons (or The Possessed) is adapted for the stage by Russian director Konstantin Bogomolov, in a production which for the first time finds the Center inviting an international director to work with Greek actors.

Following Bogomolov’s acclaimed introduction to the Greek audience through the five-hour adaptation of The Brothers Karamazov, his choice for this production was no accident.

Now the innovative Russian director returns to the Onassis Cultural Centre with another Dostoyevsky work, this time in a performance with a duration of 1 hour and 55 minutes, and featuring a Greek cast which includes Chryssa Kougioumtzi, Elena Meggreli, Aris Balis, Antonis Myriagkos, Dimitris Xanthopoulos, Maria Panourgia, Giannis Papadopoulos, Elena Topalidou, Aineias Tsamatis, and Miltiadis Fiorentzis.Together, they will be transporting audiences to the dark universe of Dostoyevsky’s antiheroes.

“Dark instincts and ancient demons awaken in the innermost depths of our nature, fooling us. Might these demons be our new gods, our new truth? Where will the search for a new truth lead us -to a new redemption, or to a new fascism?” asks Bogomolov, as he places the action of the novel in present times.

The recipient of numerous awards and distinction in Russia, and a collaborator of historic theatres in the country, such as the Moscow Art Theater and Lenkom, the Leninist Komsomol Theatre, Bogomolov has also staged performances at the Polish National Theatre in Warsaw, Vienna’s Festwochen, Hannover’s Theaterformen, and other theatres and festivals.

The play is presented with English surtitles.

Where: Onassis Cultural Centre
When: November 22-December 10, 8 pm

General admission: €7-40 (concessions available)

You can watch a trailer for the performance here.

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