The Last Adventure
This is a gripping romantic tale about an exceptionally talented individual who tried to escape from his dark gift. Can we decide who we want to be? Are we in charge of our lives at all? These, and some other difficult questions are asked—and partly answered here—by the striking characters of Alexander Grin.
Alexander Grin is a unique voice in early 20th century Russian literature. As a young man he spent quite a few years working as a ship-hand and fell in love with the romanticism of sea life. This is probably why when he started writing he invited his readers on a long and exciting journey to the coasts of his imaginary seafaring world.
His stories and novels are full of both good and evil captains, together with courageous sailors that will do just about anything to win the heart of a mysterious maiden. He fills his narratives with real and ghost ships that sometimes bring one luck and other times misfortune.
Were it not for the author's profound craftsmanship all these colourful tales could seem a bit naïve; but Grin turns them into deep philosophical parables of astounding beauty.
The cast: Markus Sinclair, Geertje Dunning, Nicholas Cass-Beggs, Rachel Isaac, Steve Kent, Veronica Ann Duffy
Adapted from the writings of Alexander Grin by Dimitry Devdariani
Directed by Dimitry Devdariani
Performed at the Lion and Unicorn theatre in March 2006