Chekhov's Chicks at the Manhattan TheatreSource
Inner Circle Theater in association with Manhattan Theatre Source presents Chekhov's Chicks, Elizabeth Rosengren's adaptation of Anton Chekhov's most famous stories, at the Manhattan TheatreSource from 29 Nov - 15 Dec 2007.
Chekhov's Chicks is described in the press notes as "is a fun and touching retelling of Chekhov's short story A Woman's Kingdom with excerpts from Ivanov, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, The Seagull and The Bear."
In Chekhov's Chicks, Anna Akimovna has a problem: she's 26 and not married yet! What is she to do? As the female characters from Chekhov's major plays take turns telling Anna their stories of love, they reveal the wit and humour of the master playwright. From the youth Sasha, who can't but help loving a guy who's bad to the bone, to the mature Irina Arkadina, who laments her man's fickle gaze towards a younger pair of legs, to the three sisters who constantly yearn for a Moscow where the grass is always greener; these women explore common issues of marriage, money, family, work, and love.
Directed by Jewels Eubanks, Chekhov's Chicks features Jeremy Brenna (Vershinin), Diana Buirski (Irina), Chris Cotone (Doctor/Smirnoff), Taryn DeVito (Sasha/Nina), Kate Geller (Olga), Ramesh Ganeshram (Ivanov), Prudence Heyert (Sonya), Maria Hurdle (Masha), Caroline Messihi (Anna Akimovna), Stu Richel (Luka/Uncle Vanya), Elizabeth Rosengren (Arkadina/Popova) and Alexandra Seal (Yelena).
The creative team comprises Angel Jones (costumes) and Chris Cotone (lighting).
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