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Crime + Punishment: A psychological account of a certain crime

January 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Free – $30

January 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13 @ 7:30 PM
Jan 7 @ 2:00 PM
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Venture into the lower depths of 19th-century St. Petersburg, where the mysteries of the Russian soul and intellect, crime and love are deeply, irrevocably entwined as we reveal the mind of a killer in his search for meaning and redemption. It begins with a theory that very great men have a right to do very bad things if doing so allows them to bring greater benefit to humanity. Crime + Punishment follows the fortunes of Raskolnikov, the debt-ridden and disillusioned university drop-out who devises this theory … then acts upon it. After robbing and murdering a pawnbroker he’s dehumanized as “parasite,” Raskolnikov descends into a guilt-ridden fever dream where he is plagued by the ghosts of his crime and conscience. Bold dramaturgy, rigorous physicality, and a rich musical soundscape of Russian sacred chant and folk song combine in a production epitomizing APL’s aesthetic: minimalistic and low-tech, yet full of inventive stagecraft and theatrical magic. The result is a singularly theatrical translation of Dostoevsky’s classic psychological novel of alienation, duality, morality, transgression, and justice. NOTES • Running Time: Approx. 3 hours, with 1 intermission. • This show contains 2 gunshots and simulated violence

West of Lenin 203 N 36th Street Seattle Washington 98103

Written and Directed by Joseph Lavy
Akropolis Performance Lab’s powerful adaptation of Dostoevsky’s classic novel of alienation, duality, morality, transgression, and justice reveals the mind of a killer in his search for meaning and redemption.

Written & Directed by Joseph Lavy
Music Director Zhenya Lavy
Featuring Tyler J. Polumsky, Emily Jo Testa, Annie Paladino, Sara Kaus,
Joseph Lavy, Zhenya Lavy, Matt Sherrill
and Jennifer Crooks


Produced by Akroplois Performance Lab || Rigorous, Revelatory Art Theatre.


West of Lenin
203 N 36TH ST
Seattle, 98103 United States
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