Posts Tagged ‘Anton Chekhov’

SPECIES NATIVE TO CALIFORNIA

Imagine if Chekhov had set The Cherry Orchard in 21st-century Mendocino County and you’ve got Dorothy Fortenberry’s Species Native To California, am IAMA Theatre Company World Premiere dramedy that proves that every good story is worth a good retelling.
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STUPID FUCKING BIRD

San Diegans can rejoice at the arrival of Aaron Posner’s supremely theatrical, deliciously meta, hilariously scabrous take on Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull. As for Angelinos who missed Stupid Fucking Bird at The Theatre @ Boston Court a couple years back, or who simply want the chance to re-experience it with exhilaratingly fresh direction and a daringly diverse cast, Cygnet Theatre is just a road trip away.
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UNCLE VANYA

You know from the moment Ilya Ilych Telegin, aka “Waffles,” starts the show off by singing and strumming along to Marvin Etzioni’s “The Mandolin Man” that The Antaeus Company’s West Coast Premiere of Annie Baker’s Drama Desk Award-winning adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya isn’t going to be like any Vanya (or perhaps any Chekhov) you’ve seen, and though I remain ambivalent about the talky Russian playwright, when the Anateus revival takes flight, it soars.
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POSSUM CARCASS

The love triangles of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull return to wild-and-crazy 21st-century life in David Bucci’s Possum Carcass, the 120-year-old Chekhov classic retold as graphic novel … and the latest from the always intriguing Theatre Of NOTE.
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STUPID FUCKING BIRD

2014’s hottest “new” playwright may well be none other than the Russian master Anton Chekhov, his 19th Century classics having inspired not one but three current hits: Christopher Durang’s Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike, Donald Margulies’ The Country House, and now —most Chekhov-specifically—Aaron Posner’s inspired meta-dramedy Stupid Fucking Bird, currently being given a sensational West Coast Premiere under the ever-inventive direction of Michael Michetti.
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