The Brothers Karamazov

Brothers 1
Brothers 9
Brothers 8
Brothers 7
Brothers 6
Brothers 5
Brothers 4
Brothers 3
Brothers 2
AuthorAnthony Clarvoe
DirectorJohn Langs

Dates: December 3, 2005 – Februrary 4, 2006

Location: [Inside] the Ford at the Ford Amphitheatre

Grushenka SveilovRebecca Avery
Father Zosmia, Samsonov, MussyalovichJohn Combs
IvanColin Doty
PlastonovKevin Fabian
AlyoshaMax Faugno
Fyodor, The Judge, The DevilJohn Getz
Katya VerkhovisevJamey Hood
SmerdyakovDoug Sutherland
FeynaJayne Taini
DmitriPaul Witten
Production Team:
Directed byJohn Langs
Produced byTim Wright
Set and Lighting designBrian Sidney Bembridge
Costume designDianne K. Graebner
Sound designRobbin E. Broad
Stage ManagerMina Yueh


Ovation Nominations:

Ensemble Performance
Lighting Design Intimate Theatre (Brian Sidney Bembridge)
Costume Design Intimate Theatre (Dianne Graebner)

Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards:

Direction (John Langs)
Writing and Adaptation (Anthony Clarvoe)
Ensemble Performance
Scenic Design (Brian Sidney Bembridge)
Lighting Design (Brian Sidney Bembridge)
Sound Design (Robbin Broad)

Garland Awards:

Anthony Clarvoe: Adaptation
John Langs: Direction
Brian Sidney Bembridge: Scenic Design
Brian Sidney Bembridge: Lighting Design
Robbin E. Broad: Sound Design

LA Weekly:

Nomination: Production of the Year
Recommended Pick


“The Circle X production of Anthony Clarvoe’s adaptation of Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov at (Inside) the Ford is a grand achievement, a reminder of how good theater can be…This excellent show satisfies and impresses in equal measure… Langs’ staging is creative and hums with vitality, fully utilizing Brian Sidney Bembridge’s striking two-level set, a dilapidated squat that looks like it’s been scheduled for demolition. Bembridge’s lighting segues from realistic to stark, at one point brightly illuminating the Russian graffiti scrawled on the walls as though it were a background of heavenly latticework. This classic novel has received a classic production.” –Terry Morgan for Variety

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