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 chamber piece 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 Dostoyevsky'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

Crime and punishment is adapted from Dostoyevsky by Marilyn Campbell and Curt Columbus.


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


Free parking is available.