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Date: April 21, 2006
Media Contact: Elizabeth Homan (Montgomery College), 301-251-7970; Mary Sue Twohy (BTM Communications), 202-483-1105

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Stanislavsky Theater Studio to Perform ‘Crime and Punishment’ May 20–June 18
Professional Theater Company in Residence at Montgomery College

The Stanislavsky Theater Studio (STS) will present an original production of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s “Crime and Punishment,” May 20–June 18 at Montgomery College’s Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. The professional theater company is currently in residence at the College through an artistic partnership.

Previews of “Crime and Punishment” will run May 10–13 at 8 p.m. and May 14 at 2 p.m. Performances will take place Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. There will be two special Thursday performances on June 8 and 15 at 8 p.m.

Following the award-winning production of “The Idiot” and the critically acclaimed “The Brothers Karamazov,” the STS chose to showcase Dostoyevsky's creativity by adapting his novel, “Crime and Punishment,” for the stage. This new adaptation comes during the 140th anniversary of the Dostoyevsky novel. The resulting play is a rich, vigorous and visually striking production of “Crime and Punishment,” directed by Andrei Malaev-Babel, with set design by Konstantin Tikhonov and costume design by Alisa Mandel. The cast features Ian Blackwell Rogers, Jeanine Bonilla, Xavier A. Bonilla, Erick Chavarría, Elena Mrozowski, Sasha Olinick and Christine Reinhardt.

The STS has received five Helen Hayes Award nominations. Throughout its history, the company has won multiple Helen Hayes Awards, the Mary Goldwater Award, honoring the Company's "Excellence Against the Odds", and The World Bank Community Outreach Recognition Award.

The performances of “Crime and Punishment” will take place at the Black Box Theatre at the College’s Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, located in the Communication Arts Center at the corner of Chicago and Philadelphia Avenues, Takoma Park, Md.

Free parking is available for Stanislavsky Theater Studio audiences in the College's parking garage, located at the corner of King and Fenton Streets.

Tickets for the show are $15 – 25 for the general public. Montgomery College student and employee tickets cost $5. Preview tickets cost $10. Tickets are available online at: http://www.sts-online.org, www.boxofficetickets.com, or by calling 800-494-TIXS.

For more information about “Crime and Punishment” and directions, visit www.sts-online.org/crimeandpunishment.htm.

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Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves more than 55,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.

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