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The Russian Language Students to Perform Crime and Punishment

March 19, 2013

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Johnson Theatre, Lenfest Hall

Jacque Bruce

Please join us on Tuesday, March 19, when the Russian Language students of Washington and Lee University perform Fyodor Dostoevsky’s “Crime and Punishment.”

The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Theater at the Lenfest Center. Intermittent English commentary will aid non-Russian speakers in understanding the plot. Admission is free and the public is invited.

The play focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Raskolnikov, an impoverished St. Petersburg ex-student who formulates and executes a plan to kill an unscrupulous pawnbroker for her money.

Accomplished playwright and director Anna Rodionova has created a condensed dramatic version of Dostoevsky's famous novel for 24 characters that features the most important scenes from the narrative underscored with modern classical Russian music.