CRIME AND PUNISHMENT at the Edgemar Center for the Arts

Photo by Ed Krieger

Erin Conley – On Stage & Screen

If you find the page count or the dense subject matter of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment too intimidating, Marilyn Campbell and Curt Columbus’s award-winning stage adaptation might be more palatable. Clocking in at a cool 90 minutes and featuring only three actors, this version boils the classic tale down to the essentials, while still preserving the cat-and-mouse dynamic the source material is so known for. This adaptation is currently being produced by Working Barn Productions at Santa Monica’s Edgemar Center for the Arts and incorporates an interesting use of live camera feeds projected on stage to add further dimension to the story.
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Now running through May 26