Friday, June 05, 2009
Sydney Theatre Company and ThinIce present
Adapted by Tom Wright
from The Brothers Karamazov by
Duel, n: a contest with deadly weapons arranged between two people in order to settle a point of honor
Zosima is a young man who lives a life of debauchery where nothing is out of bounds. The night before a deadly duel, he wakes with an overwhelming sense of guilt and insight. This will be the event that transforms his life and leads him from the military to a monastery.
In 1880 Dostoevsky wrote his final novel - The Brothers Karamazov. The Duel forensically examines a single chapter from The Brothers Karamazov, digging deep into Zosima’s journey and the mysterious visitor who challenges him with a dark secret.
Dostoevsky’s poetic language, as adapted by Tom Wright, will be brought to life in a visual and contemporary production driven by performances of powerful simplicity.
Director Matthew Lutton is renowned for his wildly inventive explorations of theatre and The Duel marks the beginning of a dynamic partnership with his Perth-based company ThinIce as an Associate Company of STC.