Gentle is a world premiere adapted and directed by Founding Artistic Director Zeljko Djukic, based on the short story A Gentle Woman, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It follows a young immigrant woman, a pawnbroker, and their maid over the course of a short, mysterious marriage. Dostoevskys brilliant tale of the obsessive power of ego, and its ability to push ordinary people to extraordinary measures, is modernized by Djukic as a story of our times. Surprising and sharp-witted, GENTLE combines the Russian master storytellers ability to reveal extremes of human nature, with TUTAs characteristic sophistication and inventiveness.


TUTA is partially supported by Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development, The Light A City Fund, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, City Arts I and the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, The Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, The Saints, and Promet Source.