Dostoyevsky’s classic novel adapted for the stage

2014-06-06T00:00:00Z Dostoyevsky’s classic novel adapted for the stageTimes Staff
June 06, 2014 12:00 am  • 

CHESTERTON | The 4th Street Theater will present a new, award-winning adaptation of "Crime and Punishment," Fyodor Dostoyevsky's literary masterpiece, opening tonight at 125 N. Fourth St.

Performance dates are 8 p.m. today, Saturday, and June 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 and 22 and 3 p.m. June 15.

Call the theater box office at (219) 926-7875 for reservations or more information.

This adaptation by Marilyn Campbell and Curt Columbusis is told through three actors playing Raskolnikov (the murderer), Porfiry Petrovitch (the detective) and Sonia (the young prostitute).

The production is directed by Sandra Assarian and Linda Pauli, and features Matt Stinnett, of Lowell; Laura Simmons, of DeMotte; and Larry Hinken, of Hammond.

“Crime and Punishment” is a drama that discusses the nature of evil. The action is set in the mind of a murderer where he relives and explores the thoughts, ideas and feelings that drove him to his horrible crime. This intimate psychological journey into the mind of a killer and his search for redemption, seeks to unveil hidden dimensions of the human condition.

“Theater is a place where society can hold a mirror up to itself and examine the beauty and darkness in being human beings,” co-director Assarian said. “'Crime and Punishment' looks behind the curtain of evil acts to examine the irrational mind’s rationalization for doing them.”

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