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 is a playwright based in Winnipeg. His plays include All Restaurant Fires Are Arson, 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, A Doll ‘s House, and A Christmas Carol. Bruce has served as the Artistic Director of Theatre Projects Manitoba and was a founding member of the Manitoba Association of Playwrights.