We Will Not Describe the Conversation

Eugenie Carabatsos

Tuesday, May 31 at 10 a.m.

In Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment, he delineates a key moment of the novel—when the protagonist’s sister, Dunya, and his lover, Sonya, discuss Raskolnikov’s crime, murdering an elderly pawnbroker with an axe—in this way, “We will not describe the conversation and the tears of the two girls, and how friendly they became.” This sentence is the inspiration for this play. We Will Not Describe the Conversation is set in the Midwest in the early 1990s. Dani, a massage therapist, is visited in the middle of the night by Sonya, who claims that Dani’s brother, Ross, has committed a heinous crime.



  • Stage Director – Dani Smith


  • Ross – Brendan JD Reilly
  • Sonya – Madeline Radcliff Reilly
  • Dani – Amy Schweid