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 is a unique theatrical response to a single chapter from this epic, where events from the past linger and search for confession.
Dostoevsky’s rich language, as adapted by Tom Wright (War of the Roses), will be brought to life in a visual and contemporary production by Matthew Lutton and driven by performances of powerful simplicity.
The Duel marks the beginning of a dynamic partnership with ThinIce as an Associate Company of Sydney Theatre Company.