About the Book
110 years after its Moscow premiere, Bruce McManus weaves a prairie story from the threads of the original–faithful to the tragic comedy of Chekhov’s characters in an environment often hostile to dreams. He gives us a play about the Canadian prairie experience at a time when the nation and our place in the world were on the brink of great change.
News & Reviews
“Under Christopher Brauer’s skilled direction, the A-list cast mines the complex characters for their full worth, and creates some arresting scenes on stagee: a lonely young woman spinning with a pinwheel in hand, alone on New Year’s Eve; a man’s heart silently breaking as he comes face-to-face with betrayal; Masha’s quiet isolation as she watches the world burn around her.” —CBC Radio
About the Author
Bruce McManus’ plays include, The Chinese Man Said Goodbye, Ordinary Days, Schedules, Calenture, and Selkirk Avenue (nominated for a Governor ‘s General ‘s Award for Drama in 1998). Adaptations for the stage include Three Sisters and A Doll ‘s House produced at Prairie Theatre Exchange in 1998 and A Christmas Carol produced at MTC in 2005.