adapted by Gary Graves EXTENDED FOR 4 MORE PERFORMANCES: World Premiere #61: a Central Works Method Play
Produced in: 2018
Nov 15, 16, 17 & 18!
EXTENDED FOR 4 MORE PERFORMANCES:
World Premiere #61: a Central Works Method Play
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A classic tale of madness, alienation, and moral responsibility.
Written in 1892, Chekhov’s story is set in a shoddy provincial hospital in the remote backwoods of the Russian countryside. Within the hospital, there is a special ward for the mentally insane, Ward 6.
Dr. Andrei Ragin is the director of the hospital, and the story concerns a strange friendship that develops between the doctor and Ivan, a remarkable inmate he encounters in the mental ward. Ivan suffers from “persecution mania.” But he opens the doctor’s eyes, and his heart, to the suffering and corruption going on all about.
Others in the hospital, however, begin to regard the budding friendship between Dr. Ragin and his newfound friend as an alarming development. And they undertake a radical course of treatment.
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Richard Frederick (member AEA)
Stage management: Alandra Hileman
Costume design: Tammy Berlin
Lighting design: Gary Graves
Prop design: Debbie Shelley
Sound design: Gregory Scharpen
Chekhov’s WARD 6 is a Central Works Method Play, developed in collaboration with Ed Berkeley, Richard Frederick, Carolina Morones, Adam Roy, Louel Señores, Don Wood and Jan Zvaifler
Chekhov’s WARD 6 is a SF Chronicle Datebook “Theater Pick”
“Chekhov’s Ward 6–still critical & passionate” -R. Norby, Theatrius
“a transfixing experience” -N. Muñoz, Daily Cal
“a creepy WARD 6” -S. Hurwitt, Mecury News
Read the original story here!