Directed by Walt Jones; new translation by Walt Jones
The premiere production of a new acting edition of Anton Chekhov’s turn of the last century play, this comedy depicts the life of the three Prozorov sisters and their brother in provincial Russia.
Chekhov insisted that he wrote comedies and was so angry at his director/collaborator Stanislavski, that he fled the theatre during opening night performances because his plays were being mischaracterized so severely. Yes, there are serious points to be made, and it is also a drama, but the disappointment in life onstage is humorous so long as you aren’t living it. —Walt Jones