The Chekhov Comedies

Critics

LemonMeter

Reviews: 2

Audience

LemonMeter

Reviews: 0

See Chekhov as you have never seen him before! Combine 5 short comedies, 25 characters, and 4 female actors, and you get 1 night of hilarity!

Reviews

Leigh Kennicott

Dean Productions brings Chekhov to Brand Park, but it's not a Chekhov that most people would recognize. One glance tells us that we must be indulgent, for the production is put together with a few random chairs and a table, cast-off looking costumes, no backdrop, platform or any other sign of set-building. The four determined young performers, Cassie Clark, Lilja Rose Michaud, Sierra Parsons and Madison Young, assembled by director Rebecca Lynne, have been asked to play a number of parts in each of five plays. Unfortunately, their understanding of Chekhov's subversive humor breaks down from the effort. We should note the contributions of lighting designer, Joshua Winkler; Jeremy Leung's sound; and stage managers Edward Fernandez and Hannah Trujillo for wrangling the whole thing.

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Dean Productions are big-hearted, brave and ambitious.  They revel in adversity, whether that be the wind or the play.  They take on works by writers they admire and produce performances that more than do them justice.  They are well worthy of our support and the amazing work they do for children with cancer, helping them to write and then perform their own work is admirable and important.

sweet - Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


Leigh Kennicott

Dean Productions brings Chekhov to Brand Park, but it's not a Chekhov that most people would recognize. One glance tells us that we must be indulgent, for the production is put together with a few random chairs and a table, cast-off looking costumes, no backdrop, platform or any other sign of set-building. The four determined young performers, Cassie Clark, Lilja Rose Michaud, Sierra Parsons and Madison Young, assembled by director Rebecca Lynne, have been asked to play a number of parts in each of five plays. Unfortunately, their understanding of Chekhov's subversive humor breaks down from the effort. We should note the contributions of lighting designer, Joshua Winkler; Jeremy Leung's sound; and stage managers Edward Fernandez and Hannah Trujillo for wrangling the whole thing.

sour - Leigh Kennicott - ShowMag - ...read full review


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Dean Productions are big-hearted, brave and ambitious.  They revel in adversity, whether that be the wind or the play.  They take on works by writers they admire and produce performances that more than do them justice.  They are well worthy of our support and the amazing work they do for children with cancer, helping them to write and then perform their own work is admirable and important.

sweet - Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review