The Kreutzer Sonata

Cast & Crew

Pozdnyshev: Martin Andrews
Passenger/Wife: Saffron Henke
Featuring: The Knights performing the music of Beethoven and Janáček
Producer/Sound Engineer: Jesse Lewis

Martin Andrews (Pozdnyshev)
Saffron Henke (Passenger/Wife)


The Kreutzer Sonata aired at 4 pm CT on Sunday, August 8. The play was available on-air (including Cedar Rapids/Iowa City/Quad Cities: 91.7 FM, Cedar Falls/Waterloo: 89.5 FM and Des Moines: 105.9 FM among others) and streaming on or via the IPR app. To find your local IPR classical station, visit The play is now available on-demand at


What is the music of jealousy? Of obsession? Of desire? Award-winning playwright Jennifer Fawcett (Apples in Winter, Birth Witches) returns to Riverside with an adaptation that weaves together Leo Tolstoy’s haunting novella with the music of Ludwig van Beethoven and Leoš Janáček. Recorded by four-time Grammy Award winning producer and recording engineer Jesse Lewis. An audio-immersive theatrical experience you won’t soon forget.

Riverside Theatre
Producing Artistic Director Adam Knight

Artistic Director Tricia Park
Managing Director Meagan Brus

UNESCO City of Literature
Executive Director John Kenyon