Crime and Punishment

This new and award-winning adaptation of a classic piece of literature is told as an intimate psychological and spiritual journey, revealing the potential of both ugliness and beauty within everyone. The story is largely set in the mind of the young protagonist, Raskolnikov, where he relives and explores the thoughts, ideas, and feelings that drove him to his crime of murder; all the while Porfiry, a detective with impeccable intuition, and Sonia, a prostitute who still holds tightly onto her faith, urging him to confess his crime. The play becomes a psychological landscape which creates a thrilling journey into the mind of a killer and his search for redemption. Caught between his conscience and his arrogance, Raskolnikov must find the way out of his self-created prison and decide who he will become.

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 PRESS & MEDIA

CTV’s Ottawa Morning Live interview with Director, Megan Piercey Monafu

Radio promotion for Crime and Punishment

Review by Ottawa theatre critic “The Visitorium”

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COMMENTS FROM OTTAWA AUDIENCES

“Wonderful performance! I’m a great fan of Dostoyevsky and this captured the work well!”   -|-   “Riveting – worthy of the Stratford stage. First time I ever wanted a Russian novel to be longer!”   -|-   “Outstanding! 9th Hour is onto something much needed.”   -|-   “So good. Amazing characters – this is first class drama – a must see!”   -|-   “Marvelous from the first piece by the cellist to the very end.”

ARTISTIC TEAM

JORDAN DYCK (Sound Designer, Composer) | ANNE MCGUIRE (Properties Designer) | MEGAN PIERCEY MONAFU (Director) | AMANDA SCOTT (Costume Designer) | JOHN SOLMAN (Lighting Designer) 

ENSEMBLE CAST

DAVID BENEDICT BROWN (Raskolnikov) | JORDAN DYCK (Cellist) | GABRIELLE LAZAROVITZ (Sonia) | PAUL WASHER (Porfiry)

PRODUCTION TEAM

CLAUDE HACHÉ (Production Photographer) | JONATHAN HARRIS (Producing Artistic Director) | PETER LEYENAAR (Associate Producer) | SUSAN MARRINER (Graphic Designer) | ARIANE ROY (Production Assistant) | RACHEL-DAWN WALLACE (Production Stage Manager)

VOLUNTEERS

KAREN LEYENAAR, PETER LEYENAAR (Front of House) | TIMOTHY HESS, ARIANE ROY (Promotions) | GEORGE DUTCH (Auditions)

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Director JONATHAN HARRIS and Ensemble Cast member and Dramaturge GEORGE DUTCH discuss the play with RABBI BULKA on “Sunday Night Live With Rabbi Bulka”, July 12, 2015 on 580 CFRA radio. LISTEN TO THE FULL DISCUSSION

Message from the Director JONATHAN HARRIS on the Great Canadian Theatre Company’s website about staging the play. READ THE BLOG

Review of the play by Rajka Stefanovska for the Capital Critics Circle. READ THE REVIEW

Ottawa Magazine’s article by Amy Allen and Matt Harrison about the play, featured in the Weekender of “6 things to do on the weekend”. READ THE ARTICLE

Ottawa Life Magazine’s article by Kate Tenenhouse about the play “9th Hour Brings Comedy and Conflict to the Stage” READ THE ARTICLE

Review of the play by Jennifer Hartley for Ottawa Life Magazine. READ THE REVIEW

Review of the play by Jennifer Cavanagh for Apartment 613. READ THE REVIEW

Review by Daniel Bezalel Richardsen for Herd Magazine. READ THE REVIEW

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