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Shattered Globe Theatre has announced the cast and design team for Chris Hannan’s new stage adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s CRIME AND PUNISHMENT.
Directed by ensemble member Louis Contey, the production features ensemble members Christina Gorman, Rebecca Jordan, Drew Schad, Joe Wiens and Brad Woodard, artistic associates Daria Harper and Darren Jones and SGT Protégé alum Jazzma Pryor with Christopher Acevedo, Patrick Thornton, and Ilse Zacharias.
Pictured (top, l to r): SGT Ensemble Members Christina Gorman, Rebecca Jordan, Drew Schad, Joe Wiens and Brad Woodard with (bottom, l to r) SGT Artistic Associates Daria Harper and Darren Jones and SGT Protégé alum Jazzma Pryor with Christopher Acevedo, Patrick Thornton, and Ilse Zacharias.
The production team includes Nick Mozak (scenic design), Hailey Rakowiecki (costume design), Shelley Strasser (lighting design), Christopher Kriz (sound design & original music) and Vivian Knouse (props design), Judy Anderson (production manager), and Tina M. Jach (stage manager).
From the press release: “One of the great stories of world literature comes to life in this fresh, theatrical adaptation featuring an ensemble of eleven actors as chorus and conscience. As Raskolnikov plays a dangerous cat and mouse game with a mercurial investigating magistrate, a psychological thriller unspools and probes how far humanity might go when driven by disillusionment and whether any crime can be justified by a higher purpose.”
Comments Director Louis Contey, “Dostoyevsky is a master at creating complex and contradictory characters, and Chris Hannan has beautifully distilled the essential themes and motifs of this major 19th-century novel. It has long been an ambition of mine to stage this classic, whose exploration of human isolation and disillusionment is so very timely.”
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT will play September 6 – October 20, at SGT’s resident home Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. For more information visit shatteredglobe.org.