| Open: 04/09/08 Close: 04/13/08
The romantic fantasy of life's fulfillment in love, home and work is paralyzing, resulting in the inability to move forward. These elements of human life endure, from Chekhov's world to ours. Extant Arts' production focuses on Chekhov's characters as people to which a contemporary audience can relate, demonstrating the timelessness, and even humor, of this classic play. Van Itallie's version of the play, favored and prized for its fresh clarity, invigorates the text, making Chekhov's spirit alive and familiar. Nancy Gabor directs.