About the show
“Priyut Komedianta” Theatre, St. Petersburg
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
Director: Konstantin Bogomolov
Artistic Director: Larisa Lomakina
Light Designer: Larisa Lomakina, Yana Boytsova
Costumer : Larisa Lomakina
Music: Konstantin Bogomolov
Artists: Dmitry Lysenkov, Alena Kuchkova, Maria Zimina, Marina Ignatova, Valerii Degtyar, Aleksander Novikov, Ilya Del, Aleksei Ingelovich
Nominations for Golden Mask Award in the categories “Best Large-Scale Drama Production”, “Best Director in Drama”, “Best Costume Designer in Drama”,“Best Actor” (Dmitry Lysenkov, Alexander Novikov), “Best Supporting Actress” (Maria Zimina, Marina Ignatova) and ), “Best Supporting Actor” (Valery Degtyar) 2020
In this performance you could not see screaming, suffering, sobbing Dostoevsky. Here Dostoevsky is calm and rather rational, not emotional. All emotions here are inside. Here the approach to the crime itself is Tarantino’s.
"In the sense that Tarantino’s death is not considered a drama, it is only an episode of life. The moments of physical torment are removed from the story of Raskolnikov, although both the text and the structure of the novel are preserved. But at the same time, every monologue is removed from the zone of moral torment. That is what here from Tarantino". Konstantin Bogomolov
“The Bomb” of the St. Petersburg season is “Crime and Punishment”, a play that discovered Konstantin Bogomolov in a different way.
The acting of the whole cast is a real ecstasy. By deliberately lowering the tone, everyone speaks without pressure, as we do in everyday life. Without wringing hands and pathos, they achieve incredible psychological certainty, where any meanings are appropriate.
“Petersburg diary” newspaper
Intellectual actors, masterfully working with the word, juggling maxims like circus performers, make the audience not only marvel at recognition (a text written more than a century ago sounds from the stage like publicism from today's newspapers), but also laugh.
A sealed mystery performance where there is nothing but the word of Dostoevsky, sounding unusually sharp and overgrown with paradoxical subtexts. A wholly-owned acting theatre without noticeable directorial props is unthinkable radicalism today.
About the director
Konstantin Bogomolov graduated from the Philology Faculty of the Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1997 and from the Russian University of Theatre Arts (GITIS) in 2003.
He directed at the Moscow Gogol Theater of Drama, Russian State Academic Youth Theater, Moscow Pushkin Drama Theatre, The State Theater of Nations, Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater, Priut Komedianta; In theatres in Litva, Poland, Latvia, Italy. Constantly collaborates with the Theatre named after Oleg Tabakov and with Moscow Art Theatre of A.P.Chekhov
In 2007 he was awarded the theatre prize “The Seagull” for the play “Much Ado About Nothing” in the nomination “Take a Step” (for an unconventional reading of a classical work).
Laureate of the Oleg Tabakov Charity Fund Prize and the Oleg Yankovsky Prize “Creative Opening”.
Since 2008, he has been nominated for the Golden Mask Award 12 times, in 2014 he was awarded the Prize of Criticism of the festival for creating the play "Ideal Husband. Comedy".
In 2015, he was recognized as "Director of the Year" according to GQ magazine. Winner of the prize of the magazine "OK!" In the nomination "Theatre of the XXI century" (2016).
In 2019, he was appointed artistic director of the Moscow Theater on Malaya Bronnaya.
Running time 3h. 30 min.