An Evening of Chekhov

A performance of 'The Bear' and a scene from 'Three Sisters'

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One Night Only!

Join us for the contrasting sides of Chekhov — tragic and comic. We’ll begin with a scene from Chekhov’s play, Three Sisters, and follow that up with a performance of Chekhov’s rarely produced one-act play, The Bear.

A break between the performances will provide a brief intermission.

About The Works

The most recent major production of Three Sisters in New York City was in 2011, by the Classic Stage Company. It was directed by Austin Pendleton and featured Maggie Gyllenhaal as Masha and Peter Sarsgaard as her lover Vershinin.

Last performed in Chicago in 1999, the comedic one-act, The Bear, was described by Chekhov himself as a, “vaudeville in the French style.”

Show Details
Written by: Anton Chekhov
Show run time: Aproximately one hour and thirty minutes
Intermission count: 1


Director, The Bear: Iris Sowlat

Assistant Director, The Bear: Michelle Altman

Director, Three Sisters: Eden Blattner


Elena Ivanovna Popova (The Bear): Sherry Legare

Grigory Stepanovitch Smirnov (The Bear): Gary Henderson

Lyusya (The Bear): Angeli Primlani

Anfisa (Three Sisters): Carol Melnick

Olga (Three Sisters): Lindsey Zanatta

Natalya (Three Sisters): Brice Baron

Mashsa (Three Sisters): Grace DeSant

Kulygin (Three Sisters): Jon Vaughn

Vershinin (Three Sisters): Quinn Leary

Andrei (Three Sisters): Gary Henderson

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