The Gambler

Adapted from Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novel of the same name, The Gambler brings to life the story of Alexei Ivonovich, who gambles more than just his money at the roulette wheel. Come see Pace Studio 501’s story of idealism, greed, and unrequited love on November 30-December 4

Alexei is a tutor for the children of a General who is severely in debt. But Alexei is not only a tutor. Alexei is a gambler. Not only with money, but with every facet of his life.

Set in 1863 Roulettenburg, Germany, the tale of The Gambler follows Alexei as he tests the limits of rationality at the roulette wheel, with the established order, and with his love for the General’s daughter, Polina. A story of idealism, greed, and unrequited love, The Gambler poses the question: Is the pathology of gambling really any different than the typical ideals we follow in every day life?

Come see this Pace Studio 501 production, adapted and directed by Pace student George Robson and starring Pace students, on November 30-December 4 at 8:00 p.m. in Studio 501, Room W501, 1 Pace Plaza, NYC Campus. Reserve your free tickets here.