See it if You like thoughtful, introspective dramas. Theatre is very warm but cold water balloons provided really helped.
Don't see it if You don't like long Russian dramas or cumbersome over-manipulated set pieces.
See it if You can follow a complicated story. And, surprisingly, if you're a fan of Radiohead.
Don't see it if You're easily distracted by alot of motion and lighting changes onstage
"The classic, chilling tale is adapted by Di Zhu...Despite the textual challenge, her smart adaptation brings out the natural drama of the source material...The scenes hit all major plot points while retaining its original comprehensiveness, humor, and heart....All the actors are admirable in their performances…Despite the audacity of the undertaking, Mr. Burago and Ms. Zhu’s 'Crime and Punishment' goes the distance, bringing a revitalized perspective to this classic tale."
"A retelling of a tortured young academic that is deeply inventive–sometimes to a fault–and that manages to hit all of the major notes of Dostoevsky’s work...In the first third of the play, Zhu and Burago do a fantastic job capturing the bawdy, rowdy characters and crackling dialogue of Dostoevsky’s writing...Zhu and Burago never lose sight of the animating force of Dostoevsky’s novel...Zhu and Burago’s adaptation ends with a major misfire–a rock song that feels needless and even tacky."