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Date: May 19, 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 premiere an original production of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s “Crime and Punishment,” on Saturday, May 20 at Montgomery College’s Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. The professional theater company is currently in residence at the College through an artistic partnership.

Performances will take place May 20-21, 26-28, June 2-4, June 8-11 and June 15-18. Friday and Saturday evening performances will be at 8 p.m. and Sunday performances will be at 2 p.m. There will be two special Thursday performances on June 8 and 15 at 8 p.m.

Following the productions of “The Idiot” and “The Brothers Karamazov,” the award-winning international theater company chose to showcase Dostoyevsky's creativity by adapting his novel, “Crime and Punishment,” for the stage. This new adaptation coincides with the 140th anniversary of the novel’s first appearance in The Russian Messenger as a series of excerpts. It emphasizes the comedic attributes of the tragedy in order to convey the author’s moral messages. The resulting tragic comedy 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 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 $16.50 - $26.50 for the general public. Montgomery College student, staff, faculty and alumni tickets cost $6.50. 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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