Cyprous Theatrical Organisation

Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol

THE GAMBLERS

From 7 January 2023

New StageTHOC Building - New Stage

Greek

One night, in a provincial Russian town, an experienced gambler and notorious cheat arrives at an inn, looking for his next victim. There, he encounters over eager employees and a group of fellow card sharps who persuade him to join them. Unfortunately for him, however, he will end up the loser in a game of deception in which it is impossible to tell a fraudster from an honest dealer.

Gogol’s comedy was written between 1832 and 1837, published in 1842, and first staged, albeit in a censored version, in 1843. As the writer satirically uncovers the dark corners of the human soul, everything is a frenetic game of masks and disguises, in which the lines between truth and falsehood, honour and infamy, and sincerity and hypocrisy are blurred and indistinct.

The play’s young director, Maria Varnakkidou, enters into its satirical spirit, identifying truths that resonate to this day and highlighting the decay that lies at the heart of the human condition.

January 2023

02/01 - 08/01

MON 2
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THU 5
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20:30
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18:00

January 2023

09/01 - 15/01

MON 9
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20:30
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20:30
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18:00

January 2023

16/01 - 22/01

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20:30
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20:30
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18:00

January 2023

23/01 - 29/01

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20:30
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20:30
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18:00

January/February 2023

30/01 - 05/02

MON 30
TUE 31
WED 1
THU 2
FRI 3
20:30
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20:30
SUN 5
18:00

February 2023

06/02 - 12/02

MON 6
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20:30
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20:30
SUN 12
18:00

February 2023

13/02 - 19/02

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20:30
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20:30
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18:00