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  Crime and Punishment at Edgemar Center for the Arts

Crime and Punishment

Edgemar Center for the Arts
2437 Main St. Santa Monica

This new, award-winning adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s literary masterpiece Crime and Punishment is told by three actors. This “conversation on the nature of evil” is set in the mind of the murderer where he relives and explores 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. This is an intimate psychological and spiritual journey which seeks to unveil hidden dimensions of the human condition.

Thru - May 26, 2019

Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 4:00pm

Price: $15-$25

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 310-392-7327

  Crime and Punishment Reviews
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Broadway World - Highly Recommended

"...Kelly and Wallace brilliantly change not only their appearance, but also the accent and general gait of each character they portray. Quick changes are accomplished behind two large panels at the top of two staircases at both sides of the side, stepping behind as one character and emerging from the other as someone else."
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Shari Barrett

Stage Raw - Somewhat Recommended

"...Director Peter Richards has had the idea to position video cameras that project a live feed of the actors on a screen at the rear of the stage. This works well for the opening scene's confrontation between Raskolnikov and Porfiry, giving us a vertiginous sense of the murderer trapped in a cage. But it also sets up an expectation that the rest of the play fails to live up to. In general, this 3-actor gimmick doesn't pan out; the mesmerizing intensity of the opening scene diffuses as the play goes on, as Richards has found no way to hold our interest. There is, however, some noteworthy and nuanced work from lighting designer Derrick McDaniel and from sound and video designer Mark Van Hare."
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Stephen Fife

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