Type: Play with Music
Recommendation: I recommend this for people who like serious, deep plays. Please come early to sit in the first row!
Rating (Out of 5 Stars): 3 Stars
Negatives: It was too serious, deep, and confusing. When I go to theatre, I want to be entertained. I actually left at intermission.
Story, Script, and Lyrics: Stage adaptation of the novel Crime and Punishment. Some Russian guy down on his luck tries to justify murdering someone and goes crazy.
Cast and Theater Company: Very well acted. This is the first time I’ve seen anything by Akroplois Performance Lab and despite me leaving during intermission, I was pretty impressed. However, I wasn’t a fan of Matt Sherrill’s interpretation of Dmitri Prokofych Razumikhin. It was a bit too gay for this piece (and I’m gay). But he was really cute!
Venue and Set: Set was minimalist but wasn’t bad for a community theatre production. However, there was a distracting door malfunction a couple of times.
Music and Audio: Easy to hear the performers. Accompaniment was via hurdy-gurdy (a communist sounding instrument), which was really nifty. Sometimes the cast sang acapella and they weren’t off key.
Price: $ (Low Priced at $30)
Dates: January 5-13, 2018
Seating: Tickets are General Admission so come early to get a good seat on the first row. All other seats kind of suck the way the chairs are configured.