Funny Chekhov Presented by The Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre
Featuring short plays and vaudevilles by Chekhov
The Bear: A Vaudeville
Elena Popova, a young and attractive widow, has immersed herself in the role of mourning for her philandering but now dead husband. Luka, her frail and ancinet man-servant, tries to snap her out of it. Then Smirnov barges in...
The Proposal: A Vaudeville
A feud over the ownership of a meadow nearly upends a couple's engagement.
Swan Song: A One-act Play
An old actor falls asleep in his dressing room following the performance and finds himself gazing forlornly into the blackness of the empty theatre.
Drama: A Comedy
An unstoppable wanna-be playwright holds a famous writer captive as she details the increasingly absurd plot of her play.
On the Evils of Tobacco: A Comic Sketch
What begins as a public lecture soon veers away from the absurd topic as the speaker confesses to problems with his thirteen un-marriageable daughters, his difficult wife, and his financial crises, all while succumbing to an asthma attack.