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Powers New Voices Festival - Crime and Punishment, A Comedy

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(from left) Reanne Acasio, Carol Cabrera, and Alexandra Slade, Celebrating Community Voices at the Powers New Voices Festival, 2019. Photo by Rich Soublet II.

Powers New Voices Festival - Crime and Punishment, A Comedy


With the Omicron variant surging through San Diego County and case numbers of COVID-19 rising rapidly, The Old Globe is postponing its eighth annual Powers New Voices Festival, originally scheduled for January 14–16, 2022, and rescheduling it for April 6–10, 2022. This decision is driven by an abundance of caution as we pursue our commitment to the wellbeing of our artists, staff, and audiences. Ticket holders will be contacted by The Old Globe’s Ticket Services Department.

Globe-commissioned play
Adapted by Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen
Directed by Gordon Greenberg

Saturday, January 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Dostoyevsky’s masterpiece of world literature is hilariously reimagined as a 90-minute comic-adventure morality tale, performed by five ridiculously talented actors who play over 50 zany characters, riffing on the novel—and the entirety of Russian literature. The renowned story follows Rodya Raskolnikov, an impoverished student tormented by his own nihilism who becomes a murderer in order to save his family. Believing his humanitarian ends justify the horrific means, he ultimately buckles when his best friend becomes the primary suspect. Set in turn-of-the-century Russia with a decidedly contemporary twist, this is classic literature retold like you’ve never seen it before.

Major funding for the Powers New Voices Festival is provided by the Powers New Works Fund. The Old Globe’s New Voices Play Development Program is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. The Old Globe’s Community Voices program is supported by Subaru of El Cajon and The Ann Davies Fund for Teaching Artists.

Financial support of The Old Globe is provided by The City of San Diego. The Theodor and Audrey Geisel Fund provides leadership support for The Old Globe’s year-round activities.