Adapted from Dostoevsky

By Marilyn Campbell and Curt Columbus


As a police inspector investigates a gruesome murder, we journey through the mind of a criminal. What did he do? Why did he do it? And what would you be capable of in certain circumstances? Before Law & Order, there was Crime and Punishment. Performed in 90 minutes with only three actors, this award-winning adaptation of Dostoevsky's masterpiece compresses all the tension and pathos of the novel into a powerful evening of theatre. Dive into the greatest crime story ever written, a tale of murder, motive and redemption that plumbs the depths of the human soul.

A taut 90-minute play that will banish any bad memories you might have of trying to struggle through Dostoevsky's book... Engrossing theater" -New York Times

Stunningly lean, taut and emotionally searing... a work of theatre that never feels like a condensation of a seminal 500-page novel, but rather has the swift, sharp impact of a blow from an ax." -Chicago Sun-Times

Notes from the box office


Tickets to Crime and Punishment are $15-$25, or you can save money with a season membership! The show is most recommended for ages high school and up. It runs about 1:30.




Ground Floor Theatre


Ground Floor Theatre (Map it)

979 Springdale Rd #122

Austin, TX 78702


Directions for first-time visitors: Ground Floor Theatre (GFT) can be hard to find for first-time visitors. It is located near the intersection of Springdale Rd and Airport Blvd and shares a building with Austin Bouldering Project, Daily Greens, Austin East Ciders, Friends and Allies Brewery and other businesses. After entering the property through the entrance closest to Airport Blvd, you will drive around the left side of the building to the back. Free parking is available in the lot. Here's a map of the property to help you




Marquee Sponsors ($5,000+)

Bloomberg PhilanthropiesCity of AustinCity of Round RockTexas Commission on the Arts

Producer Sponsors ($2,500+)

Larry Najvar of Edward JonesP&B Print and Design Studio


Crime and Punishment is produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois. It was originally produced by Writers' Theatre, Glencoe, Illinois, Michael Halberstam, Artistic Director.