Already closed | 1h 30m | West Village

Platonov, or Play with No Name

From 7 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Great staging, Clever, Masterful, Hilarious

About the show

Anton Chekhov’s infamously long-winded, unfinished early play comes to life in a new, aggressively pared-down adaptation from Blessed Unrest. More…

A man of status with questionable sexual ethics runs rampage. A society fixated on the chaos of the moment ignores their collapsing economic system. A culture of open gun possession leads to rash and deadly consequences. Sounds familiar? Laura Wickens's bold new adaptation cuts Chekhov’s 220-page script to a lean 60 pages.

1h 30m | Already closed | New Ohio Theatre (West Village)


February 25th, 2018
"Rampant silliness collides with requisite melancholy in the spirited Anton Chekhov adaptation...A faithfully sly condensation of this flawed early work..The characters are archetypical and the dense plot blends comedy with sadness...Discerning who is who and what is what can be difficult at time...
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February 26th, 2018
"An intense, topical adaptation of Chekhov's first play...In Laura Wickens' fierce ninety-minute adaptation, physical theatre company Blessed Unrest pulls 'Platonov' from obscurity, breathing new life and topicality into this overlooked play...Blessed Unrest's charged adaptation transforms 'Plato...
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February 25th, 2018
"This production is an appreciated but flawed glimpse at a very young Chekhov testing out ideas and forms...Wickens’ adaptation is an enjoyable read. She expertly captures the nuanced behavior within Chekhov’s simple and precise language...'Platonov' contains all the charm and joy and satisfactio...
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March 2nd, 2018
"The striking physicality of much of the acting, and the overlapping and interruptions in the delivery of the dialogue all work with the space itself to create a captivating immediacy. This crisply directed production tosses the audience in in medias res and sweeps it along, the overlapping dialo...
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