This Russian Classic is as important today as it was a century ago when first performed at the famous Moscow Art Theatre. This comic-drama presents themes of cultural futility: the aristocracy to maintain its status, the bourgeoisie to find meaning in its newfound materialism, and the rise of the middle class. Translated into many languages and produced around the world, many major directors in the West have interpreted this masterpiece, including Charles Laughton, Peter Brook, Andrei Serban, Eva Le Gallienne, Jean-Louis Barrault and Tyrone Guthrie. The play's influence has also been widely felt in dramatic works by many including Eugene O'Neill. George Bernard Shaw and Arthur Miller.
Directed by Lon Winston