Remember: We close August 24th after only two weekends, so it's important to act fast. Looking for the straight deets? Got you covered...
- Thurs 8/14, Fri 8/15, Sat 8/16 at 8:00 PM
- Sun 8/17 (5:00 PM Matinee)
- INDUSTRY NIGHT: Monday August 18 (8:00 PM) - Use the promotional code "ARTIST" for an "Industry Night" discount - $10 tickets for all working artists!)
- Wed 8/20, Thurs 8/21, Fri 8/22, Sat 8/23, 8:00PM
- Sun 8/24 (5:00 PM Matinee)
- $22 - $35, sliding scale (general admission)
- Student rush tickets released 10 minutes before curtain for all performances: $15
- Other Promo Codes, redeemable for $5 off admission:
- And don't forget - it pays to arrive early, because the first two walkups to any performance have access to $10 tickets!
- Tix also available by calling 512-474-LONG (5664)
Breaking String's We Play Chekhov includes two of Chekhov's masterful short stories adapted for the stage, presented as a double-bill in what will be the perfect summer night out for any theater-goer. The Black Monk (adapted by Kama Ginkas and translated by John Freedman) depicts Andrei Kovrin - a writer who is visited by an apparition in the form of a monk, dressed in black. The monk bears a tantalizing message: Kovrin's art flows directly from God. But when loved ones suspect a mental illness, this joyful chapter in Kovrin's life becomes a terrifying encounter with madness, megalomania and the mystery of artistic creation.
The second half of our double-bill features the world premiere of playwright Eliza Bent's adaptation of Chekhov's final story, The Fiancée. In Bent's The Beyoncé, a young woman's engagement to a wealthy young man leaves much to be desired. Nadia's search for authentic love and purpose in a small town set her at odds with the community, and she faces the challenge of finding her own destiny in the world. Bent re-imagines Chekhov's wrenching story of love and self-discovery in a voice that is absolutely fresh, unique, and resonant with Chekhov's delicate humor.
Cast and Crew:
Directed by Graham Schmidt with assistant director Bob Jones and featuring performances by noted artists Matt Radford, Ev Lunning, Jr, Noel Gaulin, Kathleen Taylor, Katherine Catmull, Lana Dieterich, and Judd Farris, with design by Ia Enstera (scenic), Pam Fletcher Friday (costumes), Steven Shirey (lights), Buzz Moran (sound) and Rebecca Whitehurst (Movement).