Written in 1896 this is a comic play of aspiration and failure. Nina aspires to be an actress, Kostya a writer. Madame Arkadina and Trigorin are already these things. Can the young people's dreams come true or will they sour when confronted with the adult world?
Shifting Sands Theatre has developed a reputation for invigorating adaptations of classic texts. This production is an inventive re-telling of Chekhov's famous tragic-comedy yet remains faithful to the themes of the original, breathing new life into the story of Arkadina, the self-obsessed, famous actress, her tormented son, Konstantin, and their lovers.