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by Anton Chekhov directed by Patrick Dooley

Opened: March 1, 1997
Performed: Thursday & Friday & Saturday at 8:00 pm
Performed At: La Val's Subterranean Theatre, 1834 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley
Closed: April 12, 1997

Closest I've ever come, since the Bard, to a playwright who treats his characters and situations with as much complexity and reverence. We all had a wonderful time struggling to portray the play's sweet sense of regret, forgiveness and love lost. Chekhov, if you're listening: rematch in 10 years.

Diane Adler as Mariya
Katie Bales as Yelena
Stephen Daly as The Professor
Beth Donohue as Sonya
Val Hendrickson as Vanya
Kevin Karrick as Astrov
Richard Silberg as Waffles
June Stoddart as Nanny

Patrick Dooley, director
Jennifer Epps, assistant director
Michael Frassinelli, set design
Lisa Solomon, costume design
Alexander Lopez, lighting design
Erin Merritt, dramaturg
Benjamin Lovejoy, graphic design
Patrick Dooley, artistic director

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