This performance is based on one of the most popular works by F.M. Dostoyevsky – the Gambler.
Dostoyevsky is one of the authors that Valery Fokin’s artistic career is inextracibly connected to.
In 1968 he directed his graduation performance based on the Another Man's Wife and a Husband under the Bed, later he used the Notes from the Underground and the Bobok pieces. The Double performance has been on the stage of Alexandrinsky Theatre since 2005. There has been a good reason for Fokin to stage the Gambler. The logic of his creativity and artist’s career make the Director stage this novel by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky raising, perhaps, one of the most pressing questions of the modern age.
The topic of gambling which enslaves human souls and makes people give up all the best in them is the key topic of the entire performance. The ZERO Liturgy is about zealous devotion to the zero, emptiness, fiction. It inevitably leads to the decay of people’s personalities. This is what Dostoyevsky’s Gambler is about. This novel is the author’s most autobiographical works. In his performance, Valery Fokin develops the same idea. The first night took place on the 10th November 2012
The performance is produce with the final support of the Ministry of Culture of Russia and the North-Western Bank of Sberbank of Russia