Resurrection is a short piece based on Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment and the love poetry of the 13th century Persian poet Jalaluddin Rumi. When two wretched people meet by chance, he decides to reveal to her the great secret he has harboured for so long. Their destinies miraculously intertwine, their sufferings combine, and they set off together on the road which opens up before them. What are they searching for, and will they find it? What is the purpose of suffering in this life and is the answer at the end worth the struggle on the way? ‘Suffering is germane to our existence. Indeed, without it, how should we be able to fly upwards?’ Andrei Tarkovsky.
Adapted and directed by Natasha Sotra.
Leon Davies (Rodion Raskolnikov)
Training: BA (Hons) in Acting (Guildhall School of Music and Drama); MA Theatre Lab (RADA)
Films include: D-Day (BBC BAFTA nomination); Come on Eileen; 500 Miles North; television includes: Casualty (BBC): Bad Girls (Shed Productions); Caerdydd (Fiction Factory); theatre includes: Yakov in The Seagull (Arcola Theatre); A Pocketful of Memories (Clwyd Theatre, Cymru); Cassio in Othello.
Natasha Sotra (Sonya Marmeladova)
Born on 10/09/1990 in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, she grew up in Montenegro. She is a great admirer of the classic Russian literature, interested in adaptations for both stage and screen.
Training: BA English Literature and Media (John Cabot University, Rome, Italy, 2 years completed); BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance (Goldsmiths University of London); MA Text and Performance (RADA & Birkbeck).
She has written and directed commercials for the National Television of Montenegro, directed two children plays at festivals in Montenegro and published a book of adapted fairytales 'for people who aim to become complete human beings but are struggling on that path’.
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