Old Globe World Premiere of Crime and Punishment, A Comedy Opens July 20 | Playbill

Regional News Old Globe World Premiere of Crime and Punishment, A Comedy Opens July 20

Five actors portray over 50 characters in this reimagined version of the Dostoyevsky classic.

Juliet Brett, Orville Mendoza, Nik Walker, Vincent Randazzo, and Stephanie Gibson in Crime and Punishment, A Comedy Jim Cox

The Old Globe's world premiere of Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen's Crime and Punishment, A Comedy officially opens July 20 following previews that began July 15. Also directed by Greenberg, the production will continue through August 20 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre in San Diego, California.

Dostoyevsky’s turn-of-the-century masterpiece is reimagined as a 90-minute comedic romp of a morality tale, performed by five actors who play over 50 zany characters.

The cast includes Vincent Randazzo as Actor 1, Juliet Brett as Actor 2, Stephanie Gibson as Actor 3, Orville Mendoza as Actor 4 (performing through August 6), and Nik Walker as Actor 5. (Andrew Polec will replace Mendoza as Actor 4 August 8-20.) Understudies include Cody Ingram, Jasmine January, and Zakk Mannella.

“It’s a joy to welcome Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen back to the Globe for another display of their brilliant comic imaginations,” said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein in an earlier statement. “This isn’t the Crime and Punishment you remember from high school. The story is there—all about Raskolnikov and how his guilty conscience catches up to him—but the theatrical wizardry of Gordon, Steve, and a frankly extraordinary company of performers and designers transforms this literary classic into an exhilarating, surprising, funny, and, in the end, quite moving evening of theatre. I can’t wait to share it with San Diego.”

The production also has scenic design by Wilson Chin, costume design by Alejo Vietti, lighting design by Amanda Zieve, sound design by Lindsay Jones, casting by Calleri Jensen Davis. Marie Jahelka is the production stage manager.

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