The prosperous Judge Ivan Ilyich is seriously ill. His illness and imminent death obliterate his entire previous life: success, futile social relations, power, prestige, and material wealth, all look frail and vain, as the end approaches.
The whole existence of Ivan Ilyich is shaken profoundly because, no matter how much he tries to accept the conclusion that “Gaius is human, human beings are mortal, ergo Gaius is mortal”, as he was taught during his student years, his Ego holds him captive.
Gaius is mortal, yes, but the same cannot apply for himself! He can fool Death!
Translated from Russian: Pavlos Stefanou
Theatrical Adaptation: Konstantina Nikolaidis
Published by: Eurasia Editions