Bittersweet: Four Plays by Chekhov


Price for Members: $60
Price for Non-Members: $84
Date/Time: Mondays, September 17 & 24; October 1, 8 & 15, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Julian Lopez-Morillas, M.F.A., directing, Carnegie-Mellon University
Location: Concord Campus


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Mr. Lopez-Morillas brings us analysis of Anton Chekhov’s greatest full-length plays: The Seagull, The Cherry Orchard, Uncle Vanya, and The Three Sisters. Chekhov brought a new approach to theater in these dramas, blending comedy and tragedy in poignant ways. Working in close collaboration with theatrical innovator Kanstanin Stanislavsky, he explored new techniques in storytelling, sketching his characters with compassionate good-humor while exposing their all-to-human weaknesses. Chekhov also introduces us to lives caught in a time of conflict and uncertainty, on the cusp of a modern world struggling to be born. Join OLLI and Mr. Lopez-Morrillas for an insightful look at works of theatrical art that continue to engage actors, directors, and theater patrons to this day.



Event Details

Date: 2018-09-17

Start time: 01:30 p.m.

End time: 03:30 p.m.

Venue: Cal State East Bay

Directions: Cal State East Bay, Concord Campus 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord