His Majesty, the Devil – a play with music

www.hismajestytheplay.com

 

by Alexandra Devon (inspired by Dostoyevsky)
music by Colin Pip Dixon
Directed by Mathilde Schennen
Assistant director: Rafael Svarin
with
MacIntyre Dixon, Colin Pip Dixon & Arnaud Ghillebaert

 

“WE ALL HAVE THE CHOICE: TO CREATE OR DESTROY”

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“His Majesty, The Devil is a rare masterpiece inspired by the opus of Fedor Dostoevsky, one of the shrewdest and most prophetic psychologists who ever wrote. …a unique and unforgettable theatrical experience.  Like Dostoevsky, it makes us think and feel, hope and fear, laugh and weep.  It is a must-see.” – Deborah A. Martinsen President, International Dostoevsky Society, 2007-2013

“… an exquisite play. The fusion of the music and the language set my soul adrift among the notes and letters. I was transported. […]  moments of theatre that will take your breath away.”  – Richard Hinojosa, NYTHEATER NOW, August 13th, 2014

“Mr. Ghillebaert is a brilliant violist. He weaves a wordless story with beautiful tone, haunting phrases and the occasional vocal harmony. Colin Pip Dixon plays the Young Man with painful intensity and his excellent violin playing underscores his characterʼs search for meaning. A gifted composer, heʼs created a musical web for the play to rest upon. The jagged patterns and melodic leaps as the violin and viola dialogue give a Hindemith meets Shostakovich feel to his music. MacIntyre Dixonʼs performance is breathtaking — boldly theatrical, passionate, truthful.” – Navida Stein, STAGE BUDDY, September 1st, 2014

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Performed at New York City’s 59E59 Theaters (East to Edinburgh Festival) – July 2013, at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival – August 2013 and at the Robert Moss Theater at the New York International Fringe Festival – August 2014

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