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Crime and Punishment

2 Male, 1 Female

Marilyn Campbell & Curt Columbus from Fyodor Dostoyevsky Price: $9.99

This new, award-winning adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s literary masterpiece Crime and Punishment is told by three actors playing Raskolnikov (the murderer), Porfiry Petrovitch (the detective), Sonia (the young prostitute) and many other characters in this famous story

This “conversation on the nature of evil” is set in the mind of the murderer where he relives and explores, through the urging of Porfiry and Sonia, the thoughts, ideas and feelings that drove him to his horrible crime

The play becomes a psychological landscape which creates a thrilling journey into the mind of a killer and his search for redemption

Raskolnikov speaks directly to the audience at times, putting his case to them, so that the audience becomes another character in the telling

This is an intimate psychological and spiritual journey which seeks to unveil hidden dimensions of the human condition

2002-2003 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Adaptation

"Stunningly lean, taut and emotionally searing ... a work of theatre that never feels like a condensation of a seminal 500-page novel, but rather has the swift, sharp impact of a blow from an ax"~ Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

"Only occasionally can the production of a classic make us see the work differently ... this adaptation and production remind us how thrilling a classic can be. On Opening night you feel the audience holding its breath throughout the performance. Go: it will leave you breathless, too" ~ AISLESAY Chicago

Cast: M2,F1 - can be expanded to M3,F4

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