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05.20.2011 | | Posted at 04:39 PM

Three hours in a stuffy room can actually be FUN.

By Russ Bickerstaff
Dostoevsky’s classic novel The Idiot runs some 720 pages in length. So naturally, any stage adaptation of the work is going to have to be adjusted and distilled into something altogether more concise. Invariably things will get left out. It takes a great deal of courage to take a scalpel to one of the greatest works in the history of literature. David Fishleson doesn’t do a particularly cour...
05.16.2011 | | Posted at 11:24 PM

Off the Wall theatre stages Dostoevsky's classic.

By Russ Bickerstaff
Every now and then you run across someone who thinks that their honesty with friends has forced them into solitude. It’s kind of a weird condition—usually I’ve found the people who feel this is the case are insufferably obnoxious people. Quite a long time ago, Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote a piece about a truly altruistic individual brmming with generosity and innocence who gets taken advantage ...