Based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Director: Christopher Rüping


Premiere: 17 December 2015

For the last time: 01 March 2017

Everyone does it. Everyone gambles. Not participating would mean losing one’s grip: The families have put everything at stake long ago. Money is at risk of becoming scarce. But there is the hope to marry well. Initially the private tutor Aleksej Iwanowitsch stands on the sideline of this actually wealthy society as if he were able to be its observer. But due to his love for the aristocratic Polina and his desire to belong, he becomes hopelessly entrapped in the ecstasy of Rouletteville.

During the first years of his career, Christopher Rüping has attracted attention, not only by his staging of Vinterberg’s “Das Fest” (The Celebration) in Stuttgart (invited to this year’s Theatertreffen). He will be in-house director at the Münchner Kammerspiele starting with the 2016/17 season.

With English surtitles. For our seating recommendations please click here.


Niels Bormann, Anna Drexler, Nikolai Huber, Kaspar Huber, Jasper Kohrs, Thomas Schmauser, Ivana Uhlířová, Marlene Witzigmann, Joachim Wörmsdorf, Zoë von Weitershausen, Finn von Weitershausen, Gundars Āboliņš


Bert Zander

Stage Production

Christopher Rüping

Stage design

Jonathan Mertz


Christian Schweig


Christoph Hart


Lene Schwind


Benjamin von Blomberg

Premiere on 17. December 2015