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Love, Chekhov, and the Magic Trunk

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Like the rabbit in the hat, love, Chekhov and all the human passions and weaknesses are mingled all in a trunk and turned into magic. Where there is magic there is theater, and where there is theater there is light. This light shines upon us all, transforming the poor man into a rich man, the coward into a lion, and even transforms the woman with grace into a man with a thick head. The absence of this light is its brother darkness. Darkness suspends ones disbelief and transport them to the golden age of human beings: childhood.

Image_002.pngF2T's Company, www.f2tscompany.com, provides the vessel (and the magic trunk) for a trip back to this age of innocence. Regardless of gender, race, political views or sexual orientation the bottom line is: when we are love struck we all look the same. When in love, like schoolkids, we become ready to take the leap that turns us into the heroes that we long to be.

Love, Chekhov and the Magic Trunk above all is a play about marriage proposals where a challenge for a duel turns into a romantic relationship or turns into a heart failure of the groom. Combining farce and slapstick comedy Love Chekhov and the Magic Trunk comments on the eternal struggle between men and women as seen by the eyes of Chekhov in the midst of the 20th century. Anton Chekhov wrote these brilliant one act plays about love and the battle of the sexes way before our era; the era of tinder, Facebook and Christian mingle. This adaptation is directed by Fotis Batzas and brought into stage by Mantalena Papadatou, assisted by Rachel Zapata. Matthew Cole stage manages the lovely cast, made up of Katherine Braun, Samantha Clark, Evan Ulven, Rachel Zapata, Dylan Arredondo, Patrick Madden, Ioannis Bakogeorgos, Gianmarco Colucci, and Ingrid Raison. It will be performed at the Producer's Club for three shows, Friday 9/30, Saturday 10/1 at 8pm and Sunday 10/2 at 7 pm.

Contact: Mantalena Papadatou 201-899-6053
mantalenapapadatou9@gmail.com

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