The Russian Arts Theater and Studio invites you to take a trip to the summer resort of Yalta in this new play based on the short stories of Anton Chekhov. More…
While vacationing alone in the Crimean sea resort of Yalta, a Moscow playboy quickly finds himself having another affair—this time with a married woman who wanders along the shore with her pet dog. However, their lives are soon uprooted as they realize they have found true love. Interwoven around their romance are ten of Chekhov’s most colorful anecdotes, including 'Fish, Death of a Government Clerk,' 'Confessions,' 'A Chorus Girl,' 'Overspiced,' 'A Little Joke,' 'Daughter of Albion,' 'Surgery,' 'Elements Most Found in Short Stories,' 'A Happy Ending and Life is Beautiful.' Join the cast of nine colorful characters as they fumble through love, loss, and the beautiful absurdity of life.
See it if you like physical comedy (there's a lot), singing (of various quality), and sketches. Perf lasted 2 hrs w/no intermission. Needs cuts.
Don't see it if you want a story arc or a flawless ensemble (some excellent actors, some not). Clever staging, set. Drawn out scenes. Overall enjoyable.
See it if Variety of cute slice-of-life vignettes. Physical comedy. Some music/dance. Entertaining and well-performed. Some bits funnier than others
Don't see it if You're looking for something more intense or profound. You don't enjoy physical comedy.
See it if You want a modern take on Chekhov's short stories performed by a well-trained classical cast. You enjoy 19th-century writings.
Don't see it if You prefer a more traditional interpretation of Chekhov. You want a contemporary play.
See it if beautifully produced, cleverly woven tales presented in good performances interest you. There is a marvelous vaudeville turn toward the end
Don't see it if you want a strong plot. These are short stories woven together with musical interludes that tend to slow down rather than enhance the show
See it if love the shorts, Chekhov stories to me are sad. This has happy and funny moments.
Don't see it if If you want the Chekhov sad ending. If you don't like that timeline. No intermission 90 Mins.
See it if You are or are not familiar with short stories of Anton Chekhov. You want to laugh and see a delightful and entertaining show.
Don't see it if You need a serious story line. You are not looking for a fun night out. You don't want to laugh.
See it if You have yet to see this Upper Westside gem! And hurry. It closes 8/31. The best Off-Off directing I’ve seen in a long time. The actors sing
Don't see it if There are many stairs and no elevator. The ac is weak. The acting does not live up to the directing. 90min. no intermission.
See it if You like short funny stories performed by small international group of talented actors, and have some knowledge about Tcheckov.
Don't see it if You prefer traditional interpretation of classic stories and dislike to be in the small theater which looks like it needs immediate repair
See it if Add points if a Chekhov aficionado, you would enjoy a lite evening away from today's conflicts and cares
Don't see it if I found it somewhat choppy so if you prefer a straight lined story or more drama this might not be to your tastes.
See it if you want to see or support an admirable troupe that often converts prose into plays and/or are interested in Chekhov's sensibility.
Don't see it if seeing a not entirely coherent and well-integrated presentation of several stories will leave you disappointed or frustrated.
See it if You like creative use of space, tight ensemble casts. You don’t need to know Chekhov to enjoy this
Don't see it if You need linear storylines, aren’t a fan of physical comedy, need a straight-ahead, traditional play.
See it if This is a winning group of international artists helmed by a director whose knowledge of Chekhov is deeper than any others based here.
Don't see it if This is Chekhov done big and broad, which cuts against what most of us are used to.
See it if you want an evening of light comedy, sometimes slapstick, based on Anton Chekhov's short stories
Don't see it if you are looking for a serious play that never gets silly or light hearted.
See it if you would like to see an excellent cast in a funny and delightfully entertaining production of some of Chekhov's short stories.
Don't see it if you don't like Russian theatre/would prefer a more traditional story line.
See it if You love Chekhov's writings and would like to see a play based on a number of his short works.
Don't see it if You are looking for an elaborate musical or a linear play where the acts follow some discernible progression.
See it if You enjoy an entertaining musical with vignettes of life in imperial Russia. Great acting, singing and dancing.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy light entertainment.
See it if you enjoy an ensemble cast morphing into several of Chekhov's short stories. There is a mix of comedy, drama, romance as well as the absurd.
Don't see it if you prefer to see a show with a linear plot. The staging is minimal but there are lots of costume changes to fit the storylines.
See it if You love chekhov or have never met Chekhov and are curious; if you love period acting and immediate, whimsical humor, like strong acting
Don't see it if You don't like Chekhov or aren't interested in the 19th century, don't like vivid staging or immediate acting that takes you away!
See it if you're familiar with Chekhov's short stories and want to see a quirky and inventive take on them
Don't see it if you're not a fan of silly or slapstick humor or prefer a more linear plot
See it if You have a deep love for Chekhov
Don't see it if You don’t know much of checkhov’s work, you want to see fully developed characters with an arc you can follow.
See it if you like chekov under any circumstances
Don't see it if if you like plays that are not fragmented; in spots amateurish. very few funny moments the high rated reviews leave me baffled.