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Three one-act comedies by Anton Chekhov will be performed by the Sant Bani School on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: April 22, 23, and 24, 2010 at 7 p.m. in the school’s Studio Theater.
Admission is $5 ($2 for students and elders). Reservations may be made in advance by calling the school, 934-4240 or contacting the front desk.
The High School play production will be three one-act comedies by Anton Chekhov. Though best known for sensitive and subtle dramas like The Three Sisters and The Seagull, Chekhov’s early short stories and one-act plays are pure comedy, with boldly drawn, hilariously flawed characters.
Things are getting serious on stage at Sant Bani in The Bear.
In Two Fools Who Gain A Measure of Wisdom, a pair of newlyweds (Caleb Jaster & Emily Monfet) visit a rich aunt, (Jen Hammel), whose flagrant disregard for convention brings shame and embarrassment but in the end also brings the couple closer together.
In The Festivities (which director Craig Jaster likens to the hit TV series The Office), a bank branch manager (Andrés Orr) is driven to distraction on the day of the bank’s 15th anniversary by his volatile employee (Adison Lintner), gabby trophy wife (Deanna MacNaughton) and a not-too-bright but incredibly persistent woman (Lydia Walker).
The Bear is an absolute classic; a battle of the sexes in which a retired army officer (Marc Gonzales) meets his match – to put it mildly – in a petite widow (Justine Borceux).