The Russian Arts Theater and Studio's stage adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky's book journeys into the mind of a killer and his search for redemption. More…
In the hot slums of St. Petersburg lives Raskolnikov, a former student struggling with debt and disillusionment. Believing himself to be a superior man, he executes a plan to kill and rob an old pawnbroker, arguing that her money can be used for good deeds, while ridding the world of a worthless parasite. As the growing voice of his conscience sets in, Raskolnikov soon finds the noose of his own guilt tightening around his neck.
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
See it if you want to see a masterpiece about homicide, madness, and spiritual regeneration.Intriguing,spellbinding, and great acting.. a must see!
Don't see it if you are a criminal with a guilty conscience.
See it if you hate Dostoevsky and think his masterpiece should be butchered...or think that the brilliance of the novel lies in the action of the plot
Don't see it if you have any respect for the novel, like good adaptations, or appreciate direction that doesn't find itself much more clever than it is.
See it if You want to see Russian literature brought to life with imaginative, creative sets and staging- good portrayals of characters.
Don't see it if You want light entertainment. It helps to read Spark Notes before attending show.
See it if You would enjoy an intense view into the mind of a killer and how he comes to realize the error of his ways. Great acting
Don't see it if You find it dated and have no interest in 19th century Russian sociey, or are upset by gruesome deaths [ a number of characters die]
See it if You like strong ensemble casts with lovely set and costume design or casts of distinct characters.
Don't see it if You don't like weird contemporary songs mixed into classic theater or complex story lines
See it if You are up for a very different approach to classical literature. There is a talented an international cast, all excellent actors.
Don't see it if You do not like European-style theater. Theater is very hot.
See it if A must see show if you like personal, imaginative and passionate work. An incredibly creative and loving take on this classic.
Don't see it if It can get a little hot in there. I would say still go see it but bring some ice cold water with you.
See it if You are a Dostoevsky fan, enjoy underground theater, and are well versed in Russian culture and art.
Don't see it if You are looking for a comedy.
See it if You want to see one of the most iconic works of Russian literature brought to life on stage. Not an easy feat!
Don't see it if You are claustrophobic. Theater is hot and quite stuffy.
See it if you have read the novel! This is an incredible adaptation and so theatrical in nature!
Don't see it if You do not know the novel well. You'll be one of the few people left in the dark!
See it if You enjoy emotional shows with lots of fabulous music! Amazing acting from key players!
Don't see it if You prefer logical analysis and naturalistic approaches. This show is extremely stylized and bigger than life!
See it if you love great acting. Especially Luisa Menzen stood out for me in an extraordinary way. Her performance was mind-blowing.
Don't see it if You are sensitive to heat. The antique theater has no modern air conditioning system.
See it if you want to see amazing acting. Luisa Menzen, playing Dunya stood out especially and gave an extraordinary performance.
Don't see it if you don't like Russian literature.
See it if You like ensemble based acting! A masterpiece constructed with so little! Bravo!
Don't see it if You only enjoy Broadway musicals or full blown productions.