Crime and Punishment was first published in 1866 by Fyodor Dostoevksy. It has been adapted in film many times, including an Australian version in 2015. Chris Hannan adapted the novel for the stage in 2013, and now in the fall of 2018, this version premieres at Theater Wit.
Rodion Raskolnikov formulates a plan to murder a pawnbroker. He believes that he can use the money much better than she can and that the ends justify the means in his utilitarian philosophy. Often, he wears a large black leather jacket identical to another jacket worn by another actor playing his guilty conscience. Also, Raskolnikov plays a dangerous cat and mouse game with the police investigating the murder who suspect him but can’t seem to prove it.
Drew Schad is excellent as Raskolnikov directly addressing the audience with his inner struggle trying to justify his actions. The rest of the cast is solid, often portraying multiple characters that he encounters in St. Petersburg. In addition, the original music by Christopher Kriz really sets the mood.
Get tickets now for Crime and Punishment through October 20th.
Cost of a ticket: $40
PlaylistHQ Economic Rating: Half Price
New Rating Scale:
Exceptional Value > Worth It > Half Price > Go for Free > Don’t Bother