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Crime and Punishment, A Comedy

Crime and Punishment, A Comedy

Summary

July 15 – August 13, 2023

Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

Globe-commissioned world premiere
By Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen
Directed by Gordon Greenberg

Dostoyevsky’s turn-of-the-century masterpiece is reimagined as a 90-minute romp of a morality tale, performed by five ridiculously talented actors who play over 50 zany characters, riffing on the famous novel—and all of Russian literature. The brilliant comic team of Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen (Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show) brings to 1860s Russia the same whacked-out sensibility they gave to Dickens in this world-premiere, Globe-commissioned comedy. This classic story follows Raskolnikov, an impoverished student who becomes a murderer in order to save his family. Based on the book you didn’t actually read in high school, this is literature retold like you’ve never seen it before.