July 7th – July 24th, 2011
The Viaduct Theatre
The Neapolitans present: THE OFF – CHEKHOV FESTIVAL
Run Time: 2 hours
The Off-Chekhov Festival is the result of a contest for short plays based on Chekhov plays, stories or characters. The four plays are The Teacher, based on the short story ‘The Teacher of Literature’ by Olivia Arieti (Italy); The Bully, an adaptation of The Bear, by Michael Hardstock (New York); What You Wanted based on ‘The Peasant Wives’ by Cory Tamler (Germany); and Wolf and Burns, based on Chekhov’s short story ‘The Bet’ by Ryder Thornton (Philadelphia).
The Teacher is directed by Cody Estle; The Bully is directed by Jeff Ginsberg; What You Wanted is directed by Brea Hayes and Wolf and Burns is directed by Susan Padveen.
The Neapolitans’ most recent productions were Iphigeneolgy, (Lenz Gallery, August 2010) and Effie, (EP Theatre, May 2010) both devised pieces retelling the Greek story of Iphigenia at Aulis.
Previewing: July 7th & 8th
Opening: July 9th
Running: July 10th – 24th
All evening performances (Thurs – Sat) at 7 pm, Sunday matinee at 2pm
Tickets: $20, $10 for senior citizens, and students.
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago Illinois 60618