The Double …nothing short of delightful!

A physical but dark and deeply introspective comedy, “The Double” tells the tale of the tragic but humorous mental disintegration of Yakov Petrovich Golyadkin, the downtrodden assistant to the chief clerk in a government office in 19th Century Russia. Albeit polite, proper, and well-established, Golyadkin is a highly distressed man: lonely, distrustful, disturbed, and rather unsure of himself.

In a visit to his German doctor, his internal conflict and anxiety are further revealed and he is told that he needs to get out and enjoy himself. Simple orders, but rather difficult ones to follow when you feel as if the world is constantly conspiring against you.

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