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Crime and Punishment Takes the Stage

Ninety minutes of drama and melodrama based on Dostoyevsky’s classic about a young murderer who believes that superior people are above the law.

Looking to inject a little drama into your weekend? Then you should head to see Crime and Punishment, now being shown at the Roundhouse Theatre in Bethesda. Our reviewer gives the production three stars, and has this to say:

"Playwrights Campbell and Columbus have pared the novel down to a three-person, 90-minute drama that exposes Raskolnikov as more deluded than depraved. Aubrey Deeker is compelling as the wild-eyed killer. He is driven, tormented, and impossibly appealing. You can’t take your eyes off him. Mitchell Hébert is brilliant as the police inspector Porfiry, who sneaks into Raskolnikov’s psyche to discover the truth."

Read the full review here, and check back for many more reviews of plays opening up across the area.