The Kreutzer Sonata

Drama | Solo performance • Running Time: 85 mins
Directed by Clare Stopford | Adapted & performed by Nicky Rebelo | Based on Leo Tolstoy's The Kreutzer Sonata | Lighting design Paul Abrams | Presented with the kind assistance of Artscape
The Kreutzer Sonata adapted from the 1889 novella by Leo Tolstoy, which was inspired by Beethoven's sonata for piano and violin. On a train journey from the country to Moscow, Posdnicheff, a former court official of the Zemstvo, tells a gripping tale of love, lust, debauchery, marriage, jealousy and murder. The show premiered on the main at the 2014 National Arts Festival Grahamstown as part of The Season of Solo plays.
The Oscar Pistorius and Shrien Dewani murder trials are shocking reminders that South Africa has a female homicide rate six times the global average with half the women killed by an intimate partner. Tolstoy, widely considered as one of the worlds greatest novelists, gives a startling insight into the psychology behind the facade of love and lust of men.

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