Celebrating Chekhov

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Kanutu Theatre is continuing its annual celebration of all things Chekhov with two one-act plays by the Russian playwright, running at the Barbara Barrett Theatre until Sunday.

Actress and Kanutu Theatre founder Monica Walsh

“An Evening Inspired by Chekhov” includes plays “Afterplay” and “A Reluctant Tragic Hero.”

“Afterplay,” written by Brian Friel, is inspired by two of Anton Chekhov’s characters: Sonya from “Uncle Vanya,” who has just been rejected by her love, and Andrey from “Three Sisters,” who gave up her dream of playing in a symphony. Featuring Kanutu founder Monica Walsh and Brad Hodder, the play is directed by Charlie Tomlinson.

Chekhov’s “A Reluctant Tragic Hero” sees a frustrated family man visiting a friend to vent and earn some sympathy, but leaving with more problems than ever. Featuring Bryan Hennessey and George Robertson, Hodder is directing the play.

“An evening inspired by Chekhov” runs at 7 p.m. until Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinée on Sunday. Tickets are $25 regular admission and $20 for seniors and students, and can be bought at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre box office, by calling 729-3900, or online at www.artsandculturecentre.com.

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