Premiered January 2012, Frederic Wood Theatre (UBC)
The award-winning creative team from Crime and Punishment (2005) reunited at the 2012 PuSh Festival for this adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s novel. The Idiot is the story of Prince Lyov Nikolayevich Myshkin as he returns to Russia after a long absence. The innocent Myshkin suffers from epilepsy and is prone to periods of blackouts. On the train he becomes enamored with Rogozhin, who himself is obsessed by Natasha Fillipovna, a beautiful woman with a bad reputation. Scorned by the society of St. Petersburg for his generosity and innocence, Myshkin finds himself at the centre of a struggle fueled by love, jealousy and greed.
Adapted & Directed by James Fagan Tait / Original Music by Joelysa Pankanea
Costume Designer Mara Gottler / Set Designer Bryan Pollock / Lighting Designer Itai Erdal / Wardrobe Assistant Sydney Cavanagh / Technical Director John Reilly / Production Manager Rachel Peake / Stage Manager: Dorothy Jenkins / Assistant Stage Manager Susan Miyagishima / Assistant Director Chelsea Haberlin / Downtown Eastside Manager Terry Hunter / Movement Consultant: Savannah Walling / Producer Kirsty Munro / Associate Producers Terry Hunter, Savannah Walling / Performed by David Adams, Patti Allan, Cherise Clarke, Kerry Davidson, Luke Day, Craig Erickson, Kevin MacDonald, Andrew McNee, Richard Newman, Kuei-Ming Lin, Stephen Lytton, Tom Pickett, Mike Richter, Savannah Walling, Adrienne Wong and Theatre at UBC BFA-Acting students: Alen Dominguez, Alexander Keurvorst, Emma Middleton, Courtney Shields / Musicians Joelysa Pankanea – Marimba, Mark Haney – Bass, Molly Mackinnon – Violin
A Neworld Theatre Production in partnership with Vancouver Moving Theatre Presented by PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and Theatre at UBC