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Dostoevsky’s titanic novels are transformed into spellbinding drama. The passionate Karamazov brothers spring to life, led by their rogue of a father, who entertains himself by drinking, womanizing, and pitting his three sons against each other. In The Idiot, meet the childlike Prince Myshkin, as he returns to the decadent social whirl of St. Petersburg. The two most beautiful women in town compete for his affections, in a duel that grows increasingly dangerous.

These are two LA Theatre Works full-cast performances. The Brothers Karamazov features John de Lancie, Sharon Gless, Arye Gross, Harry Hamlin, Kaitlin Hopkins, Joseph Mascolo, Richard Hoyt Miller, John Randolph, John Rubinstein, Tom Virtue, and Ping Wu. The Idiot features Edward Asner, Kate Asner, Angela Bettis, Arye Gross, John Kapelos, Robert Machray, Jon Matthews, Johanna McKay, Paul Mercier, Laurel Moglen, Michael Rivkin, Peggy Roeder, and Douglas Weston.

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About the Author

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821–1881) was a Russian novelist, journalist, and short-story writer whose psychological penetration into the darkest recesses of the human heart had a profound and universal influence on the twentieth-century novel. He was born in Moscow, the son of a surgeon. Leaving the study of engineering for literature, he published Poor Folk in 1846. As a member of revolutionary circles in St. Petersburg, he was condemned to death in 1849. A last-minute reprieve sent him to Siberia for hard labor. Returning to St. Petersburg in 1859, he worked as a journalist and completed his masterpiece, Crime and Punishment, as well as other works, including The Idiot and The Brothers Karamazov.

About the Narrators

John de Lancie is an actor and voice-over artist known for his numerous television roles, including Star Trek, Stargate SG-1, and Breaking Bad. He has also been featured in the popular Assassins Creek video game series and has appeared on stage at the American Shakespeare Festival, the Seattle Repertory Company, and the Old Globe, among others. He is married to actress-singer Marnie Mosiman, and they have two sons, Keegan and Owen.

John Rubinstein is an actor, composer, and director who won a Tony Award for his starring role in Broadway’s Children of a Lesser God. He has narrated dozens of audiobooks, earning several AudioFile Earphones Awards and being named a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2013.

Edward “Ed” Asner is an American actor best known for his Emmy-winning role as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, later continued in a spin-off series, Lou Grant. He has made dozens of appearances—including voice-over work—on television shows and has recorded a number of audiobooks.

Ping Wu is an actor known for his roles in Pearl Harbor, The Hunt for Red October, Seinfeld, and I Love You, Man.