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Michael Trevino Goes From TV To Classical Theatre For 'Crime And Punishment'

On stage from April 26th, 2019 to May 26th, 2019. (Courtesy of Edgemar Center for the Arts)

If you're a fan of 'The Vampire Diaries' or the CW's 'Roswell, New Mexico' then you may be familiar with Michael Trevino. A native to the Los Angeles area, born in Montebello and raised in Valencia, Michael is a local who will now to taking his acting talents from the television world back to the theatre. Michael will be joined by two other actors, Lola Kelly and Brian Wallace, at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica from April 26th to May 26th for a Jefferson Award-winning adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky's famous novel, Crime and Punishment.

In 90 minutes the three actors will portray the story of 'Crime and Punishment', which takes audience members through a story of a murderer's redemption. The protagonist, Raskolnikov, is played by Michael Trevino while Lola Kelly and Brian Wallace will play all characters aside from Raskolnikov. Peter Richards, the director of the play, is known to involve special aspects to his productions. For "Crime and Punishment' he has decided to use large projections for this adaptation of Crime and Punishment and will share close ups with the actors on stage. This is intended to let the audience have direct contact with the actors and see all the expression on stage and "see into their eyes". To get a preview of the set and the theatrical take of this play, you can watch the trailer here that offers perspectives from the cast and crew.

The play is aimed at answering "why-dun-it" versus "who-dun-it". Peter Richards, the director of the play, says "modern society is not very interested in a path to redemption for this kind of criminal. But Dostoyevsky was a religious man, and the story is set within a kind of spiritual framework for justice — the idea that if one truly recognizes one's crimes, and confesses to oneself and to God, this process creates an opportunity for healing and spiritual rebirth".

Crime and Punishment

Friday, April 26th - Sunday, May 26th

  • Fridays at 8 p.m.: April 26 (preview), May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24,
  • Saturdays at 8 p.m.: April 27 (opening night), May 4, May 11, May 18, May 25
  • Sundays at 4 p.m.: April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26

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Tickets are $15 for the April 26th Preview Night and will be $25 for all shows thereafter. For more information on Crime and Punishment, visit here or call 323-960-7822 .