In his mansion in St. Petersburg, Oblomov spends his days lying on the sofa in his robe - an attitude that springs from his innermost being.
From this persistent idleness springs his entire philosophy of life, called "Oblomovism" by his German-born friend Andrei Stolz.
Just as persistent as Oblomov in his inaction, Stolz works to cure his friend of his illness and convince him to live an active life.
When he introduces him to the young, beautiful Olga, Oblomov's static life situation begins to falter.
Can Oblomov rise above himself and take the risk of falling in love? Or will the fear of suffering from passion and his longing for balanced stasis triumph?
At the Renaissance Theater Berlin, Volodia Serre is now staging his own stage adaptation of Ivan S. Goncharov's classic novel, with which he already celebrated a great success at the Comédie Française, Paris, in 2013.
(Program in German)
Iwan S. Gontscharow (Autor/in)