Rasputin’s life is nearly over… He is old and unwell… He knows he is not long for this world. He staggers home to his apartment at 64, Gorokhavia Street in St Petersburg after one more night of excess. It is early morning as he falls through the door in a state of agitation… The story opens with Rasputin’s last 24 hours on earth.
Rasputin, in heavy contemplative mood examines his life… He needs to know if he has served his God well. He needs to know the purpose of his existence? He recalls moments from his past, mainly shameful and shocking… He relives many of his healing miracles, and recounts endless predictions spontaneously given. He drifts off on these images both good and bad. Its as though he is trying to reconcile with his conscience. Images start to appear on stage alongside him, acted out in the form of small cameo scenes, by a small cast and a younger version of himself… The younger Rasputin is headstrong, base and rough of ways with some very strange ideology on life, some of it bordering on the perverted. Older Rasputin attempts to converse with younger Rasputin. They argue as would two different people from two different times. These moments of his past are being continually interrupted by a range of unexpected guests and visitors to his apartment… His patience is short and his temper is large he feels time is fast running out. He receives phone calls from different people, warning him, threatening him and inviting him… inviting him… eventually to his death
Rasputin is currently in development.