Crime and Punishment

Adapted from Fyodor Dostoevsky by Marilyn Campbell and Curt Columbus
Directed by Jeremy Lee Cudd

March 21 – April 6, 2019
At Ground Floor Theatre

The investigation of a gruesome murder and one man’s search for redemption.

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 jewel…a technically flawless presentation that creates a thing of beauty…three rock solid performances that shine with multifaceted nuance.” -Austin American Statesman

Critical Praise

A jewel...a technically flawless presentation that creates a thing of beauty...three rock solid performances that shine with multifaceted nuance.

-Austin American Statesman

Fascinating, textured performances...a well-executed venture into the more twisted corners of the human mind.

-Austin Chronicle

Truly extraordinary...I highly recommend you not miss out on this deep cutting piece.

-Broadway World Austin

Nomination for Outstanding Set Design, Ia Enstera

-Austin Critics Table

Nomination for Outstanding Sound Design, Lowell Bartholomee

-Austin Critics Table

Top 10 Arts Entrances of 2019, Ben Wolfe

-Austin Chronicle

Top 10 Theatre Treasures of 2019, Ryan Crowder

-Austin Chronicle


Crime and Punishment featured Ryan Crowder, Chelsea Manasseri and Ben Wolfe.


Crime and Punishment was made possible by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the City of Austin, the City of Round Rock, the Texas
Commission on the Arts, Larry Najvar of Edward Jones and P&B Print and Design Studio.