by Anton Chekhov

Translated by Sheldon Patinkin
Piven Theatre Workshop
May 2014

Directed by Joyce Piven
Scenic design by Jacob Watson
Lighting design by Rachel Levy
Costume design by EL Hohn & Hannah Wisner

Photos: Chris Zoubris, Jacob Watson

“The small Piven space has been given a reverse makeover by scenic designer Jacob Watson, with the rear windows stripped of blackout curtains to allow in light, and odds and ends of furniture, packing crates and bare-bulb lamps used as set pieces. […] Though Ivanov describes his own story as ‘good material for a farce but nothing else,’ Patinkin's carefully contemporized adaptation and Piven's loving attention to telling details breathe some lovely life into this challenging piece.”

- Kerry Reid, Chicago Tribune