Although The Bear is one of Anton Chekhov's lesser-known plays, this "Farce in One-Act," as it is subtitled, is an excellent representative of its genre. Dedicating the play to N. N. Solovtsov, Chekhov is said to have been inspired by his friend's boorish performance in a French vaudeville. Indeed, with its fast-paced, biting dialogue alluding to popular song lyrics, accidentally broken furniture, and exaggerated emotions that quickly turn into their opposite, this three-character drama resembles an act from a vaudeville.
Presented by The Outbox Theatre Company
Design by Steven Morrison. Visit them at www.outbo
Costume Design by Elizabeth Whiting
"The Bear" stars Elena Stejko & Stephen Papps