Presented by Live Action Set, Dangerous Productions and The Soap Factory

The Soap Factory

514 SE 2nd St., Minneapolis, MN 55414


Call 612-623-9176
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60 minutes

Past performances

Friday, April 10 7:00 pm
Friday, April 10 8:30 pm
Saturday, April 11 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 11 8:30 pm
Sunday, April 12 7:00 pm
Thursday, April 16 7:00 pm
Thursday, April 16 8:30 pm
Friday, April 17 7:00 pm
Friday, April 17 8:30 pm
Sunday, April 19 7:00 pm
Thursday, April 23 8:30 pm
Friday, April 24 7:00 pm
Friday, April 24 8:30 pm
Sunday, April 26 7:00 pm
Monday, April 27 7:00 pm
Monday, April 27 8:30 pm
Drama Experimental

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A twisted interpretation of the Dostoevsky novel, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT blends physical theater, dance and visual art into an adventurous, immersive performance in the basement of The Soap Factory. 

Over 30 of the most captivating performers in the Twin Cities have been assembled under the creative direction of Noah Bremer, Tyler Olsen and Joanna Harmon to bring the characters, stories and psychological madness to life. Built over the entire span of The Soap Factory's basement and inspired by the post-industrial decay of this notorious space, some of the most talented visual artists around created an all-encompassing subterranean city fit for Dostoevsky's world. Composer Michael Croswell's original soundtrack, along with custom smells by St. Croix Sensory add a 4th dimension that weaves through the city, creating a thrilling and completely immersive experience.

You run into a room where you hear a woman screaming for help. As you enter, her murderer runs out the door. And now, you have a choice- stay with the victim, or chase after the person who killed her? 

This is just one of the many situations you may find yourself in CRIME AND PUNISHMENT. Follow a character’s plea, explore the nooks and crannies of the environment, even discover secrets seen only by you. Enter the subterranean city built beneath The Soap Factory, and prepare yourself for a mind-bending theatrical experience. 

As one of the most successful shows in the 2014 Minnesota Fringe Festival, Live Action Set's CRIME AND PUNISHMENT brings an expertly crafted performance to The Soap Factory's basement. Hailed as "a triumph ... of tone and design", "elegantly constructed" and "impossibly rich" by the Tangential and a promise to "provoke, frighten, amuse, and evoke at once" by Minnesota Monthly, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT is an experience not to be missed.