It cuts away a lot of the historical and extraneous aspects of the novel and really focuses on the characters and the drama itself, he says of the Marilyn Campbell and Curt Columbus-penned adaptation. Its really streamlined. That theatrical scalpel created a brisk, ninety-minute production that homes in on the books most essential elements, shaping Dostoyevskys ponderous narrative into a sleek bullet that gets right to the heart of our modern, attention-span-deficient world.
The show opens tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut Street in Boulder, and runs through March 5. For tickets, $18 to $22, or more information, go to www.boulderensembletheatre.org or call 303-665-1841
Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 4 p.m. Starts: Feb. 17. Continues through March 5, 2011