Dostoëvski’s The Double

The Double returns to Tarragon Theatre this Fall:

Tarragon Theatre presents a TheatreRUN production

adapted and performed by Adam Paolozza, Arif Mirabdolbaghi and Viktor Lukawski

directed by Adam Paolozza

original music by Arif Mirabdolbaghi
October 15 – November 24, 2013 (opens October 23) Extraspace

When are you no longer yourself? The anxious government clerk Golyadkin is plagued by a stranger who looks just like him but is more daring, romantic and brash. Inspired by Dostoevsky’s novella The Double, this theatrical triangle between a neurotic, his doppelganger and a stand-up bass transports us to 19th century Russian high society and Golyadkin’s labyrinthine search for his identity.

After a hit independent run last season that saw a Dora Award win for lighting design, Tarragon warmly welcomes this dark satire about our deepest fears of losing our identity. 

PLEASE CLICK HERE for a Downloadable pdf Double promo package, including press clippings and contact information:


For a complete TECH RIDER click here:


AWARDS etc. :

Dora Nomination for Best New Play

Dora Award for Best Lighting Design

The National Post’s TOP 10 shows of 2012

Toured to MTSpace theatre in Kitchener, Waterloo


“Hysterical[…] It’s pure theatre, with none of the preciousness that term sometimes signifies and all of the exhilaration.” – Robert Cushman, The National Post

“Clever and engaging […] If Dostoyevsky foreshadowed Freud, this post-Freudian gang can mock him with élan.” – Kate Taylor, The Globe and Mail

“A world of shadows, darkness, frenzy, mystery with just a touch of madness.” – Lyn Slotkin, The Slotkin Letter

“If you want to experience the joy of pure theatre then head down to the Factory to see the Double. […]With the success of Spent last year and now with this stylish and madcap production of The Double, TheatreRUN has established itself as company whose productions you miss at peril to your artistic wellbeing.” – Christopher Hoile, The Stage-Door

My only regret is that I didn’t stand during the applause. I hate to think of all the mediocre performances I’ve been pressured into standing for at large, expensive theatres, and yet on Saturday, when I felt the actors truly deserved a standing ovation, I wasn’t brave enough to give them one.” – Jonathan, audience member in Kitchener at the MTSpace

And here’s a trailer:


For Bookings contact: Tammy Fox / The Collection Agency Entertainment

(905) 372-9779  /

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