CHEKHOVEK, a new comedy adapted and directed by Melania Levitsky from nine of Anton Chekhov's best known short stories, will be given its New York premiere when previews begin Wednesday, February 1, at 8:00 pm for an opening Tuesday, February 7, at 7:00pm at the ArcLight Theatre.
CHEKHOVEK, with new music composed by Jonathan Talbott, brings the short fiction genius of the Russian master to the stage with nine of his most famous and theatrical stories performed by five actors and one musician. The Chekhov short stories are The Lady with the Dog, Death of a Government Clerk, The Ninny, A Blunder, The Huntsman, The Chemist's Wife, The Black Monk, Vanka, The Chorus Girl, and Gusev.
Anton Chekhov was primarily an author of hundreds of short stories, yet is best known today as one of the world's greatest playwrights. His stories are filled with the compassion and humor of an observer who is both uncle and journalist, critic and poet, witnessing episodes in the lives of a vast array of flawed men and women. Chekhov's stories most concisely express his sentiments about the human character: we are beautiful and ridiculous and funny and heartbreaking.
Starring in CHEKHOVEK, presented in this engagement by The Actors' Ensemble and GoShow Entertainment, are Eddie Allen, David Anderson, Elizabeth Fountain, Rob Leo Roy, and Celia Schaefer.
CHEKHOVEK performs Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00pm with matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm, February 1 through March 4. Tickets for CHEKHOVEK are $35 and may be purchased via web at www.chekhovek.com or by phone at 866-811-4111.