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HFCC Launches Chekhov Festival

Sue Suchyta The Dearborn Times Herald August, 2007

Henry Ford Community College launched the first portion of their Chekhov Festival with the one-act comedies, “The Proposal” and “The Bear” this weekend at the Adray Auditorium in the Mackenzie Fine Arts Center.

Their Chekhov Festival will continue next weekend with the full-length comedy, “The Seagull,” which will run Aug. 16-26. “The Seagull,” one of Chekhov’s best known works, is a character study with several sub-plots, and focuses on the romantic and artistic conflicts of four of the main characters.

‘Seagull’ A Bit Ambitious For HFCC Cast

Robert Delany Detroit Monitor August 2007

Tackling a full-length play the depth and complexity of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull” is a tall order for a community college cast, but there are nevertheless some very good performances in the current production at Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn.

August 2007

Cast and Crew

The Proposal

Directed by Chris Bremer

Cast in order of appearance:

  • Stephan Stepanovich Choobukov: Amanda Taylor
  • Ivan Vassiliech Lomov: Jeffrey Waddell
  • Nataylia Stepanovna: Devona Moore

The Bear

Directed by Jennifer Streamer

Cast in order of appearance:

  • Grigory Stepanovich Smimov: Rashuad Best
  • Yeliena Ivanovna Popova: Laura McCallum
  • Looka: Greg Prusiewicz

The Seagull

Directed by Gerry Dzublinsk

Cast in order of appearance:

  • Yukhov: Sklba
  • Semion Semionovich Medveddenko: Greg Prusiewicz
  • Maryia Iiyinichna (Masha): Yolanda Aquino
  • Pitor Nikolayevich Sorin: Brandon Grantz
  • Konstanin Gavrilovich Treplev: Christopher Call
  • Nina Mihailovna Zaryechnaia: Kristen Mercer
  • Polena Andreyevna: Monique Tokar
  • Yevegny Sergeyevich Dorn: Jeremiah Devlin-Ruelle
  • Iyia Afanasevich Shamrayev: Jim Piche/Brian J. Taracieswicz
  • Irena Nikolayevna Arkadina: Lila Ghaddar
  • Boris Alexeyevitch Trigorin: Michael Fisher
  • Cook: Matt Votruba
  • Maid: Kirsten Koschnitzke

Festival Production Staff

  • Artistic/Technical Director: Gerry Dzublinski
  • Set/Prop Designer: Gerry Dzublinski
  • Make Up/Designer: Gerry Dzublinski
  • Lighting Designer: Chris Bremer
  • Assistant Technical Director: Brian Tarasiewicz
  • Costumer: Judy Fletcher
  • Scenery & Props: All cast & crew
  • Program Designer: Sklba
  • Technical Assistant: Majd Murad
  • Sound Designer: Kirk Briscoe
  • Male Costume Manager: Brandon Grantz
  • Female Costume Manager: Lila Ghaddar
  • Deck Captain: Yolanda Aquino
  • Lighting Operator: Michael Fischer
  • Sound Operator: Christopher Call
  • House Manager: Jeremiah Devlin-Ruelle
  • Box Office: Monique Tokar
  • Usher: Matt Votruba

Special Thanks:

  • Dr Popovich
  • Associate Dean Nelson
  • Dean Gerlica
  • Experimental Performing Arts Association