Crime and Punishment14+
Thriller based on Dostoyevsky’s classic

The penniless student Raskolnikov murders an old pawnbroker and steals her money. He believes he is a sort of Übermensch. He exalts himself above the moral law and sees the murder as the beginning of a new and better life from which all injustice is eradicated.

Despite the fiendish logic with which he justifies his crime along the lines of “he who murders a wretched person is as good as innocent”, he is gradually consumed by feelings of guilt. He challenges a police inspector to look for the murderer, but little by little the latter extracts a confession. …

Crime and Punishment, one of Dostoyevsky’s most famous novels, is a blood-curdling and moving story about the psychology of evil, conscience and the power of love.

“I am a realist in a higher sense; that is, I depict all the depths of the human soul”, said Dostoyevsky of himself. His own experiences came in useful. As a political radical (and fledgling writer) he was arrested by the tsarist police in 1849, very nearly brought before a firing squad and banished to Siberia for four years. As an epileptic, religious fanatic and pathological gambler, he was constantly at loggerheads with the world. Guilt and atonement dictated his life; moral uncertainties and fragile minds populate his oeuvre.

In 2011 Jo Roets and Greet Vissers joined forces and adapted Shakespeare’s Othello, a play which went down a storm with young audiences. Now they are working together again on this production of Crime and Punishment.

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Laika and kunstZ in collaboration with DE Studio  |  WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY Jo Roets and Greet Vissers CAST Benny Ceuppens, Koen Janssen, Gert Jochems, Meryem Kiliç, Zukisa Nante, Aline Nuyens, Deniz Polatoglu and Irina Seleznjova SET Saskia Louwaard and Katrijn Baeten SOUND DESIGN Anton Van Haver TECHNICAL ASPECTS Rik Van Gysegem PRODUCED BY Pieter Smet
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March 2014
DE Studio 03 202 46 46
Th06/0320:00 Première
Tu11/0310:00, 13:30
Th13/0313:30, 20:00
Fr14/0313:30, 20:00
CC Sint-Niklaas 03 778 33 66
We19/0310:00, 20:00
Th20/0310:00, 14:00
Fr21/0310:00, 14:00
April 2014
De Warande 014 41 69 91
Th24/0410:30, 13:45
Fr25/0410:30, 13:45
C-mine 089 65 44 90
Tu29/0413:30, 20:15
We30/0410:00, 20:15