by Anton Chekov
October 5 through October 23, 2016
Classical Theatre Company returns to the Russian Master Anton Chekhov with two of his one-act plays: The Bear and The Proposal. These two pieces are representative of Chekhov’s vaudevillian comedies, short and packed with comic bits. While the humor in The Bear and The Proposal is broader and more farcical than in his better known works, his commentary on the Russian social structures of the time are no less satirical and biting. “Chekhov is the king of the awkward comedy. You can think of him as the Ricky Gervais of his time,” says CTC Executive Artistic Director John Johnston. “He boldly lampooned those around him with his plays during a tumultuous time in Russia, letting the consequences fall where they may.” Both plays examine love among the landed aristocracy of Czarist Russia and will leave the audiences in stitches.
Classical Theatre @Chelsea Market
4617 Montrose Blvd. #100
Houston, TX 77006