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Chekov Unbound Performance by Hamner Theater
February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
An Adaption by Doug Grissom & Directed by Boomie Pedersen
Open Rehearsals: Monday, Feb. 18 & Tuesday Feb. 19 at 7pm
Performed Live: Saturday, February 23 at 1 p.m. Followed by Discussion
At Unity of Charlottesville
Chekov Unbound is an original adaptation of Chekov’s play Three Sisters by UVA playwriting professor and playwright Doug Grissom. Working with Mr. Grissom, an ensemble of 12 – 14 actors, director and dramaturg, reflect the community we are living in and the universally thematic world of Chekov’s play, the yearning for something else and the poignance of opportunities missed or overlooked, from the perspective of older actors.
An open rehearsal is an opportunity for the actors to “rehearse” with an audience that is encouraged to offer feedback and participate in the process of bringing art to life. The intimacy of open rehearsals will be followed by a live performance on Saturday in Unity’s Terrace Level. It will be a very different experience from a stage performance where the distance between actor and audience is more formally delineated, resulting in the audience members assisting in the process of realizing the story, directly and indirectly. It is also our hope to bring the performance to audiences without easy access to theater and the performing arts, where there is interest.
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