CHECKOV IN PALM SPRINGS
BY RYAN M. LUÉVANO
When we think of plays by Anton Chekhov lengthy dramatic works come to mind. Even when Chekhov was commissioned to write a comedy in 1887 he instead wrote a four-act drama entitled Ivanov. Now Coeurage Theatre Company brings a world premiere adaptation of Chekhov's Ivanov, entitled Nicky to the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Writer Boni B. Alvarez takes this work to present-day Palm Springs and includes one major plot twist that makes this work even more scandalous and relevant in today's society.