“I take your hand in mine…” (The Chekhov Collective)

Produced by The Chekhov Collective in association with Theatrus
by Carol Rocamora
directed by Dmitry Zhukovsky
Apr 5, 2017 – Apr 23, 2017 in the Mainspace
Opened Thursday, April 6, 2017

“I take your hand in mine …”, is a play suggested by the love letters of Anton Chekhov and Olga Knipper and traces the passionate relationship between the world famous dramatist and Russia’s leading actress. The six-year correspondence spans the birth of the Moscow Art Theatre and the production of Chekhov’s four major plays. Embedded into the everyday are gems of theatre history and insights into Chekhov’s creative process as well as revealing a real life drama that is as tempestuous, teasing and spontaneous as any Chekhov play.

“I found them mesmerizing, these two! … both of them humourous and playful to the end in the face of adversity.  … A must see for Chekhov enthusiast.”  – mooneyontheatre.com

 “Together we fall in love with them … we are within the tragicomedy human spirit, the spirit so much requested and desired by Chekhov.” – russianweek.com

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Cast and Crew

  • Carol Rocamora
  • Dmitry Zhukovsky
  • Richard Sheridan Willis & Rena Polley