FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DECEMBER 29, 2014

CONTACT: Catherine Bertrand, Managing Director

PHONE: 781-308-4737

EMAIL: catherine@salemtheatre.com

SALEM THEATRE PRESENTS CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
Salem Theatre stages award winning adaptation of classic tale.

SALEM - Salem Theatre is excited to present the award winning adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment by Marilyn Campbell and Curt Columbus this winter. The production runs January 22 through February 14 running Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3:00pm. All performances take place at the theater’s black box at 90 Lafayette Street.

Crime and Punishment is a fast-paced psychological landscape set in the mind of murderer Raskolnikov. Salem Theatre’s production is directed by Managing Director Catherine Bertrand and inspired by today’s headlines. Bertrand says, “This play, frighteningly reminiscent of today’s headlines, offers insight into the mind of a criminal that news channels are not always able to offer. The timing of Salem Theatre’s production of Crime and Punishment simply could not be more relevant. It has the courage to explore what could happen when a person is pushed to the absolute edge.”

Audiences will enter a theatre stripped to its bare bones where the streets continue from the outside, leaving nothing hidden to anyone who attends.
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.

Cast members include Salem resident Jade Mears, Brookline resident Alexander Castillo-Nunez of Malden and Robert Cope of Cambridge with Stage Management by Anna Stenberg of Tewksbury.
Tickets are available to purchase onlineathttp://salemtheatre.ticketleap.com/crime-punishment/ or to reserve tickets email info@salemtheatre.com.

Founded in 2002 Salem Theatre aims to enrich the artistic, cultural and economic life of the Greater Salem region and build connections with new, diverse audiences and theatre artists through the performance of classic, contemporary, and new works of exceptional theater as well as through the arts education outreach.

Sonia: Jade Mears Photo: Social Palates Photography

Sonia: Jade Mears

Photo: Social Palates Photography

Porfiry: Robert Cope  Photo: Social Palates Photography

Porfiry: Robert Cope 

Photo: Social Palates Photography

Raskolnikov: Alexander Castillo Photo: Social Palates Photography

Raskolnikov: Alexander Castillo

Photo: Social Palates Photography

All above by Social Palates

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