CHEKOV'S FIRST PLAY
“I’m having absolutely nothing to do with the theatre or the human race. They can all go to hell.”
– Anton Chekhov
During the turmoil of the Russian Revolution in 1917, Maria Chekhov, Anton’s sister, placed many of her late brother’s manuscripts and papers in a safety deposit box in Moscow.
In 1921 Soviet scholars opened the box, and discovered a play. The title page was missing. The play they found has too many characters, too many themes, too much action. All in all, it’s generally dismissed as unstageable. Like life.
Sept 24th - Oct 2nd 2015 - Samuel Beckett Centre, Dublin
April 8th - 10th 2016 - Schaubuhne, Berlin
May 12th - 14th 2016 - Bristol Old Vic
July 8th - 9th - BaltoScandal Festival, Rakvere, Estonia