Sharon Ott returns to the stage where she earned her national reputation with a gripping production of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s classic Crime and Punishment. As a police inspector interrogates a man about 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 chamber piece 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.
In her 13 years as artistic director of Berkeley Rep, Sharon Ott led the company to new artistic heights, national prestige and a well-deserved Tony Award. During her tenure, she directed memorable productions of Heartbreak House, Twelfth Night, Twilight: Los Angeles 1992, The Woman Warrior and Yankee Dawg You Die.
One of the world’s most influential authors, Fyodor Dostoevsky is best known for The Brothers Karamazov, The Idiot and Notes from the Underground. He was so popular in his native Russia that he was hailed as a prophet and a mystic in the 19th century.