Pain & suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence & a deep heart.
Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, a former student, lives in a tiny garret on the top floor of a run-down apartment building in St. Petersburg. He is sickly, dressed in rags, short on money, and talks to himself, but he is also handsome, proud, and intelligent. He is contemplating committing an awful crime, but the nature of the crime is not yet clear. He goes to the apartment of an old pawnbroker, Alyona Ivanovna, to get money for a watch and to plan the crime. Afterward, he stops for a drink at a tavern, where he meets a man named Marmeladov, who, in a fit of drunkenness, has abandoned his job and proceeded on a five-day drinking binge, afraid to return home to his family. Marmeladov tells Raskolnikov about his sickly wife, Katerina Ivanovna, and his daughter, Sonya, who has been forced into prostitution to support the family. Raskolnikov walks with Marmeladov to Marmeladov’s apartment, where he meets Katerina and sees firsthand the squalid conditions in which they live.
Keeping in line with bringing the streets inside there will, again, be Community Nights, as well as talk backs and panel discussions. In addition to LGBTQ Night on Thursday, February 5, the production’s opening week will include the following events:
• Thursday, January 22: Press Opening
• Friday, January 23: Pay-What-You-Think. In a twist on the pay-what-you-will model audience members will pay what they think the show is worth following the show.
• Saturday, January 24: Opening Weekend Meet & Greet – Meet the cast and director following the performance.
• Sunday, January 25: College Show – $5 tickets available for ALL college students with a valid student ID.