Middlesex Theatre department presents: "The Idiot" on Friday November 9th at 7:30 PM and on Saturday November 10th at 8:00 PM. Come see this powerful adaptation of Dostoyevsky's novel featuring an ensemble cast of twenty Middlesex actors. Admission is free, but patron seating can be reserved for $25 a ticket by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds from patron seating support the department's biannual trip to England.
"The Idiot" is a stage adaptation of one of Dostoyevsky's greatest novels. The play tells the story of a saintly, simple young man whose sheer goodness makes him the target of envy and hatred in a corrupt society. This adaptation was first staged off-Broadway in the early 90's. Critics at the time wrote: "The amusing, baffling and ultimately terrifying world of 19th century St. Petersburg…comes boisterously to life in David Fishelson's adaptation…the impression that remains is how swiftly it moves through Dostoyevsky's intricate plot." —NY Times. "…THE IDIOT…is a thrilling [play] of Dostoyevsky's swirl of madness, pride, greed, sacrifice and sainthood made flesh on stage in an almost unbelievably compact adaptation by David Fishelson." —NY Post.