by Anton Chekhov, adapted and directed by Bill Scott
presented by Miracle Theatre
performances July 2 to 6 at 8pm and July 3 & 5 at 2pm
This summer, Miracle unpacks Chekhov’s bittersweet comedy about a once-wealthy family, whose idleness and extravagance have brought them to the brink of bankruptcy.
Obstinate and self-absorbed, they are deaf to the rumblings of change which surrounds them, and unable to accept help when they need it.Will it take a revolution to destroy their cosy world of privilege and entitlement – or will their own stupidity be enough?
Bill Scott’s new adaptation treads the tragicomic tightrope, bringing out all the humour and pathos of Chekhov’s masterpiece which, more than a century after it was written is as popular as ever.
Percy moves to a lighthouse to find peace and quiet away from his noisy knitting obsessed neighbour. The lonely, peaceful life he imagines does not materialise as his neighbour arrives to visit him with knitting...