A2CT presents Hilarious Chekhov: The Bear and The Proposal, a duo of one-act comedies by Anton Chekhov, translated and directed by John Hill, February 15-17, 2013, at the A2CT Studio Theater, 322 W. Ann St. Ann Arbor, 48104, near downtown Ann Arbor. Performances are February 15 and 16 at 8pm and February 17 at 2pm. All tickets are $12 for general seating.
Hilarious Chekhov features two of Chekhov’s lightest one-act plays. In The Bear, a landowner comes to claim a debt from a young woman whose husband has just died. Out of grief, she refuses to see him—as an attempt to prove to her faithless dead husband that women are more loyal than men. Eventually, the young widow and the landowner quarrel and decide to fight a duel, leaving the landowner so impressed that he falls madly in love with her. The Proposal portrays a nervous young farmer who comes to propose to his neighbor's daughter. Instead of making the proposal, the two young people get involved in comic arguments. The young man leaves, and the girl goes into hysterics until the father agrees to go after the young man.
Original Translations & Direction By: John Hill
Producer: Sarah Erlewine
Assistant Director: Ryan Sequin
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