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2006/07 Season
PRODUCTIONS
Crime and Punishment
Philadelphia Premiere
By FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY
Adapted by MARILYN CAMPBELL & CURT COLUMBUS
Directed by AARON POSNER
On the Arcadia Stage
October 12 - December 10, 2006

Why are we endlessly fascinated by the dark recesses of the human soul? In this electrifying adaptation of Dostoevsky's classic masterpiece of motive and murder, you'll enter the tortured world of Raskolnikov, one of the most fascinating figures in all of literature. What has he done? Why has he done it? And of what are any of us capable? These haunting questions are intricately woven into a stark, bracing and stunningly theatrical production that takes the audience on a heart-racing journey into the mind of a criminal.

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Critical Acclaim–

Philadelphia Inquirer theater critic Howard Shapiro talks with Crime and Punishment director Aaron Posner and Arden Producing Artistic Director Terrence J. Nolen about adapting literary works for the stage.  [Get podcast]

"This production reminds us how thrilling a classic can be!" –South Philly Review

"Kudos to the Arden Theatre for its daring in bringing this masterpiece to the stage, in a gripping, provocative, 90-minute cat and mouse game. Do yourself a favor: Don't miss it." –Montgomery Newspapers TICKET

"A night of compelling theater... A very strong, at times downright elegant production. Sitting in the audience, we are undoubtedly amazed by each performer's passion and skill in the retelling. Cody Nickell emotes Raskolnikov's inner demons with an impressive ferocity." –METRO

"Aaron Posner's direction cleverly manages the shifts from scene to scene, from action to memory, from present to past." –Philadelphia Inquirer

"Visually stunning... Christopher Donahue gives a nimble portrayal as the detective investigating Raskolnikov." –Philadelphia Weekly

"The material is rich... The capable Nickell is physically perfect." –Courier-Post

"Impressive!" –KYW Newsradio

"An audacious and exciting production that takes a classic and makes it vivid and relevant for a modern audience." –Talkin' Broadway

"Interesting, entertaining and well-staged... Cody Nickell, playing Raskolnikov, was a magnetic presence onstage." –Phillyist.com

"Skillfully performed!" –Press Focus
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Crime and Punishment
Cast
Christopher Donahue
Cody Nickell
Julianna Zinkel

Scenic Designer
Daniel Conway
Costume Designer
Charlotte Cloe Fox Wind
Lighting Designer
James Leitner
Sound Designer
Kevin Francis
Assistant Director
Anneliese Van Arsdale
Stage Manager
Patricia G. Sabato


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