Uncle Vanya

When and Where

Uncle Vanya: March 26- April 11, 2010 Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm Sunday at 3pm. Tickets $18

Chain of Deed: Sunday, March 28 and Tuesday April 6 @ 8pm. Tickets $10

Playing With Chekhov: March 26 April 11, 2010 | Saturday at 2pm and Monday at 8pm. Tickets $10

Chekh-impro-ov: Tuesday, March 30 and Sunday, April 4 at 10pm. Tickets: $10

At The Gene Frankel Theatre 24 Bond Street, between Bowery and Lafayette


Extant Arts Company presents Three Weeks of Theatre Celebrating Anton Chekhov's 150th Birthday & the 40th Anniversary of the Open Theatre March 26 to April 11, 2010

Uncle Vanya, translated by Jean-Claude Van Itallie and directed by Nancy Gabor, opens the three-week festival. Join our talented company of actors in the intimate Gene Frankel Theatre as they share this timeless story of restlessness and desire-- for love, sex, and a better life.

CHEKHOV OPEN EVENTS at the Gene Frankel Theatre

The other Extant Chekhov Open events include a staged reading of Chain of Deed, Andy James Hoover's new play inspired by the Cherry Orchard."; Chekh-Impr-Ov, a full-length, completely improvised play in the style of Anton Chekhov by The New Deal; and Playing with Chekhov, a solo performance by James Kiberd, directed by Nancy Gabor. All performances are at the Gene Frankel Theatre, March 26-April 11.

CHAIN OF DEED Inspired by Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard

Staged Reading of a New Play by Andy James Hoover Directed by Bridget Durkin Featuring: Kathryn Donohue, Justin Gallo, Nicole Greenbaum, Claire Lebowitz, Lauren Nordvig, Paulo Quiros, & Pitr Strait


A solo performance by James Kiberd Directed by Nancy Gabor


A full-length, completely improvised play in the style of Anton Chekhov by The New Deal Featuring: Dru Johnston, Alex Demers, and Noah Forman

Cast and Crew

Written by Anton Chekhov

Directed by Nancy Gabor

Translated by Jean-Claude Van Itallie (also an Open Theatre collaborator)
Associate Directed by Greg Taubman
Set by Jeremy Doucette
Lights by Melissa Mizell
Costumes by Nina Lourie
Stage Manager April Mae Dauffenbach

Featuring Arthur Aulisi, David Arkema, Sheila Jones, James Kiberd, Nancy Nagrant, Katie Rayle, Maria Silverman, and Eric Sutton.