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Chekhov Festival

The following two Chekhov comedies will be presented Aug. 9-12.
Thursday-Saturday Performances at 8:00 PM
Sunday Performances at 2:00 PM
All Seats 5.00

The Bear
By Anton Chekhov
Directed By Jennifer Streamer

This one-act play captures the madness of human nature as well as the emotional gymnastics of romantic relationships. Yelena, a recent widow, refuses to leave her house after the death of her husband. Although she acknowledges his chronic infidelity, Yelena vows to remain faithful to her late husband until the day she dies -- just to prove to him that at least she took her marriage vows seriously. Luka, her elderly servant, encourages his mistress to remarry but without success. Soon we meet Grigory, an unappealing, loud-mouthed, disagreeable man who has come to collect the debts of Yelena's late husband. When she cannot pay him, he refuses to leave her house, and the results are quite unexpected.

The Marriage Proposal
By Anton Chekhov
Directed By Chris Bremer

A Marriage Proposal is about the tendency of wealthy families to seek other wealthy families, to increase their estates by encouraging marriages that made good economic sense, and the problems that arise in marriage. In the play, Ivan Vasilyevich Lomov, long time wealthy neighbor of Stepan Stepanich Tschubukov, also wealthy, has come to seek marriage of Tschubukov's twenty-five year-old daughter, Natalia Stepanovna. Lomov and Stepanovna are bickerers at heart and fight throughout the play until the end, when they get betrothed, only, presumably, to argue happily(?) ever after.

The following show will be presented Aug. 16-26.
Thursday-Saturday Performances at 8:00 PM
Sunday Performances at 2:00 PM
Tickets are 7.00 for adults. 5.00 for students with ID

The Seagull
By Anton Chekhov
Directed By Gerry Dzuiblinski

The Seagull, a spectacular failure on its first appearance, was the play which, on its second, established Anton Chekhov as an important and revolutionary dramatist. Here, amid 'the weariness of life in the country', the famous actress Arkadina presides over a household riven with desperate love, with dreams of success and dread of failure.

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