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.
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.”
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