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From 22/11/2017 until 10/12/2017 @ SGT: Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Demons" directed by Kons

Konstantin Bogomolov - Demons | 22/11/2017–10/12/2017 (no performances on Mondays-Tuesdays) | 20.00 | SGT

This is the first time that Onassis Cultural Centre (OCC) invites a foreign director to work with Greek actors. The innovative Russian director, whose 2016 production of “The Karamazovs” was critically acclaimed, returns to OCC yet again with Dostoyevsky.

Nihilists and prophets, terrorists and revolutionaries, assassins and people committing suicide swarm the Onassis Cultural Centre. The vast fictional material of the Demons (1870–72) is adapted for the theatre by Russian director Konstantin Bogomolov (b. 1975), marking the first time OCC has invited a foreign director to work with Greek actors. The choice is no coincidence. Bogomolov was introduced to the Greek public with the five-hour adaptation of The Brothers Karamazov at OCC, which was enthusiastically received by both critics and the public. The production transported Dostoyevsky’s emblematic novel from the late nineteenth century to the salons of contemporary Russian oligarchs. It was characteristic of his sharp satire and his importance as an artist. The innovative Russian director returns to OCC yet again with Dostoyevsky. With his Greek team, Bogomolov will transport us to the dark universe of Stavrogin, Verkhovensky, and the rest of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s antiheroes. A polyphonic work of a borderline character, a political libel, and at the same time a philosophical novel of a confessional and sarcastic nature, the Demons focus on the activities of a cycle of young nihilists. ‘Dark instincts and ancient demons are unleashed from the innermost depths of our existence, and come to mislead us. Are these demons though our new gods, speaking of a new truth? Where will the search of a new truth lead us, to a new redemption or to a new version of fascism?’ The Demons were never more contemporary, ‘Greek’, ‘Russian’, or universal.

Early bird from 4 to 27 OCT 2017: 20, 25, 28 € Full price: 7, 15, 20, 28, 35, 40 € Reduced, Friend & Groups 5-9 people: 6, 12, 16, 22, 28, 32 € Groups 10+ people: 5, 11, 14, 20, 25, 28 € Νeighborhood residents: 7 € People with disabilities & Unemployed: 5 € | Companions: 7, 10 € Group ticket reservations at

Age guidance: 18+

1 hour and 55 minutes (with no intermission)

With English surtitles

22/11/2017–10/12/2017 (no performances on Mondays-Tuesdays) | 20.00 MAIN STAGE

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