by Anton Chekhov
QTC Archives: 2015 – 2016 Season
July 8 – August 7, 2016
Two strangers in turn-of-the-19th-century Yalta—one seeking refuge from an unhappy home life in Moscow, the other aching for a more meaningful existence beyond provincial Saratov—discover what they have been searching for in each other. But can it last? Anton Chekhov’s classic love story—his “quotidian” take on Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina—receives an imaginative staging with live classical music.
Directed by: Stephanie Mumford
Mumford does a wonderful job of evoking a proper Chekhovian atmosphere.
Steven McKnight, DC Theatre Scene – Read the Review
A jewel of a production… It’s this kind of versimilitude that makes Mumford—who co-founded the Quotidian Theatre Company with Artistic Director Jack Sbarbori just 18 years ago—one of Washington’s leading interpreters of Chekhov.
Ravelle Brickman, DC Metro Theater Arts – Read the Review
Mumford deftly captures the atmosphere of Chekhov and late 19th century bourgeois Russia.
Patrick Folliard, Washington Blade – Read the Review
A gorgeous chamber piece… Mumford, with her impeccable eye for period detail, has taken The Lady with the Little Dog and created an intimate one-hour visit to late 19th-century Russia.
Andrew White, Broadway World – Read the Review
Nice use of music, featuring onstage violinist Christine Kharazian and pianist Zachary Roberts.
The Washington Post