Already closed | 1h 30m | Upper W Side

Lady With a Lapdog, With Jokes and a Happy Ending

From 73 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Great staging, Delightful

About the show

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. 

1h 30m | Already closed | Pushkin Hall (Upper W Side)

Member Reviews (73)


Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Great staging, Delightful

Ambitious, over-extended, slow

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.

Also I like this little company and have seen several of their productions.... Read more Read less

Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow, Ambitious

See it if You like Chekhov presented with a few new twists.

Don't see it if You are a Chekhov purist or don't like less-than-stellar musical performances.

Also A quirky script puts a new spin on several stories, weaving them toget... Read more Read less

Confusing, Indulgent, Quirky, Disappointing, Cliched

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.

Disappointing, Dizzying, Overrated, Quirky

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.

Slow, Great staging, Disappointing

See it if You like Russian stories and don't mind a series of skits, rather than a single coherent show.

Don't see it if You are looking for something fast paced or a consistent comedy

Also The show is a series of short stories linked by one framing story, but... Read more Read less

February 27th, 2018
for a previous production "An evening of amusing sketches...Chekhov’s short stories, which seemed funny and naïve when I read them as a child, appear in a new light after Burago's risky staging, with the help of the beautifully nuanced performances of the entire cast...Some trimming around the edges would only make the po...
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March 7th, 2018
for a previous production "A deeply funny love song. A masterclass in guiding extremely talented actors into a work of art no one should miss...It is a masterpiece created by an important artist of our generation...Conducting this work is the profound director, Aleksey Burago. Like any great artist, his ideas are to be wr...
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