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Bartlett Theater will perform a site-specific production of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull May 20-June 4

Bartlett Theater’s Outdoor Staging of The Seagull Is Inventive, Funny, Moving, and Thoroughly Entertaining — a Must See

I am walking up a gravel driveway, a playbill and a church-style hand fan in tow. To my left is an elegant home with a front porch running the length of the house front and a perfectly manicured lawn. To my right is a sprawling green meadow with a tree line in the distance. I… Read More ›

The Seagull by Anton Chekhov inspired The New Colossus by Tamara Kissane (photo by Jaybird O'Berski)

Little Green Pig’s Presentation of The New Colossus by Tamara Kissane Is Colossally Confusing

Tamara Kissane’s play The New Colossus opened on May 19th at Manbites Dog Theater in Durham as part of Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern’s 2016 season. Directed by Dana Marks, an internationally known performer and director, the play was adapted from Anton Chekhov’s 1896 play The Seagull. Chekhov’s first production of The Seagull was disastrous,… Read More ›

PlayMakers’ Three Sisters Is Chekhov at His Best

It would be so easy to do a bad job of producing Chekhov. In the wrong hands, these characters might seem silly; they might seem like two-dimensional “types”; they might even seem like exaggerated grotesques. At a bad performance, we would have found these characters uninteresting — their hopes and dreams, their problems, and their… Read More ›

The Three Sisters cast (from left) includes Arielle Yoder, Allison Altman, and Marinda Anderson as Masha, Irina, and Olga Prozorova and Joshua David Robinson as Aleksander Vershinin (photo by Jon Gardiner)

Vivienne Benesch Is Directing a New Version of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters for PlayMakers Rep

Vivienne Benesch will begin her tenure as PlayMakers Repertory Company’s new producing artistic director with a bold, new interpretation of Russian physician, playwright, and short story writer Anton Chekhov’s 1901 domestic drama, Three Sisters, based on a new version of this masterpiece of Chekhovian ennui adapted by Oregon Shakespeare Festival artistic director emerita Libby Appel… Read More ›

Julie Fishell and Jeffrey Blair Cornell star as Masha and Vanya in "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" (photo by Jon Gardiner)

PlayMakers Rep’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” Starts Slowly, But Soon Gets Up to Speed

Christopher Durang’s 2013 Tony Award®-winning play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, may not be vintage Durang — because it never quite achieves the sublime silliness of his choicest comic creations — but this slow-starting comedy does provide a fine springboard for PlayMakers Repertory Company, gifted guest director Libby Appel, and a cast of… Read More ›