The Bear (and other comedies)

Anton Chekhov

Wed 9th March 2022 7:30PM

Open Space Theatre Company bring three of Anton Chekhov’s one-act farces – The Bear, The Proposal and The Evils of Tobacco – in a night of comedy from this classic Russian playwright (Three Sisters, The Seagull, Uncle Vanya).
The highly talented cast comprises Emma Martin, Ben Willmott, Bob Good and John Levantis, all very experienced actors who have appeared in a variety of previous Open Space productions.
In The Bear a landowner calls on a young widow to request payment for a debt incurred by her late husband. When the money is not forthcoming, tempers fray with hilarious consequences.
In The Proposal a hypochondriac landowner calls to request the hand in marriage of his neighbour’s daughter. But the path of true love is never smooth and romance turns to acrimony as old grievances come to light.
In The Evils of Tobacco, a hen-pecked, bullied husband sets out on his wife’s instructions to give a public talk, only to be diverted into a lament for his miserable life and a dream of escape.