Public Domain #3: Ivanough
Directed by Andrew Neisler
November 17th - 21st, 2010 at The Tank
Chekhov never looked this good.
In 1887, Anton Chekhov was commissioned to write a four-act comedy. Two months later, Ivanough premiered in Moscow. In typical Chekhovian style, the play centers on a debt-ridden, Russian landowner whose wife contracts Tuberculosis. Instead of taking care of her, Nikolai Ivanough falls in love with the daughter of his moneylender. Hilarity ensues. Come witness how Chekhov masterfully evokes pity for his philandering hero.
Andrew Neisler an Atlanta-raised, now Brooklyn-based theatre artist and director. Andrew has a strong belief in collaborative development and a conviction that an impassioned community is at the core of art and the process of making it. As a director, often using well-known and classic source texts, he seeks to find the narrative thread that runs deepest in the human condition. With a childlike imagination, and a sensibility for play, he strives to bring epic stories to life with an energetic innocence and personal freshness.