Ivanov

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