New York City
Hounded by gambling debts, Fyodor Dostoevsky must write a novel in one month and hires a shy young woman Anna Snitkina as his stenographer. In the following days, the two press forward to complete the manuscript but their growing intimacy is threatened by the spectre of another woman, Polina Suslova, who figures both in Dostoevsky’s writing and his life. The Adobe Theater’s production of “The Jewel in the Manuscript”, a new play by Santa Fe author Rosemary Zibart, will feature some actors new to the Albuquerque theater scene and some familiar favorites. Brian Hansen, director of this world-premier production based on the life of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, is pleased with the "extraordinary cast for a very demanding play."