Theater—The Gambler

Schauspielhaus Theater Basel

In this exuberant play with addiction potential by Fyodor M. Dostoevsky, money, gambling addiction, and obsessive love rule in the town of Roulettenburg. Accompanied by the eternal illusion: “Tomorrow, tomorrow, it’ll be over!” The rich aunt brings hope. But while everyone is waiting for news of her death, she turns up alive and well and gambles away the last rouble. “The Gambler” is a frenzied masterpiece of literature. It emerged from a fiendish agreement between Dostoevsky and his publisher: Either he delivered the novel within a few weeks or the rights to all his previous and future novels would be transferred to the publisher. The director Pınar Karabulut is also a master of living on the edge. She examines the classics of world literature for their pop-cultural suitability and confronts them with queerness. This play will be performed in German with English surtitles.
Tickets are CHF 30-65 for adults and CHF 10 for students.


Schauspielhaus Theater Basel
Steinentorgasse 7
4051 Basel

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