Львівський академічний театр імені Леся Курбаса
Les Kurbas Theatre
Les Kurbas Theatre
Les Kurbas Theatre
Les Kurbas Theatre

Games for Faust

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based on Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment
Translation from Russian by  І. Serheievapremiere 1994

“…after all, in the beginning was Dostoevsky.  From him comes a sickly fevered rhythm of a play, mystical, fatal enchainment between its main characters, from him comes the inevitability of their appearance and disappearance.  From him—the unrelenting pull of mutual mental attraction, as if something the characters can’t understand for themselves is delivered by the others.  And as such, it goes on, with the same inevitability and harshness.  That’s what makes Faust Faustian, and Mephistopheles Mephistophelian.”  Iurii Fridshtein, “Ekran I stsena”
  • Director – Volodymyr Kuchynsky
  • Set Design – Oleksandr Overchuk
  • Costume Design – Olha Baklan

Cast:

  • Svidrigailov – Oleh Tsiona
  • Raskolnikov – Andriy Vodychev
  • Dunya – Maria Kopytchak, Myroslava Rachynska
  • Pulkheria Oleksandrivna – Tetiana Kaspruk
  • Running time: 2:15

Awards:

  • Grand prize, best play, Khersones Games International Theatre Festival (1994), Golden Lion Festival (1994), Slovianskyi Vinets Festival (Moscow, 1997)
  • Best Actor, Oleh Drach, Khersones Games International Theatre Festival (1994), Golden Lion Festival (1994), Slovianskyi Vinets Festival (Moscow, 1997)
  • Best Director, Volodymyr Kuchynsky, Golden Lion Festival (1994)
  • Best Costumes, Olha Baklan, Golden Lion Festival (1994)
  • Best Set Design, Oleksandr Overchuk, Golden Lion Festival (1994)