Chekhov's Date (10 min)

Originally APARTMENT HOUSE, part of The Dictionary Project, Volume II. In this send up to Anton Chekhov, a couple tries to work out whether or not they, in fact, just went on a date.
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Chekhov's Date (10 min)

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  • Rachel Bublitz:
    24 Apr. 2018
    An adorable ten-minute that pokes fun at the couple troupes found in Chekhov's work. Both characters in CHEKHOV'S DATE are so well drawn and earnest, and there's a ton of comedy to mine from Rose's well written dialogue.
  • Sarah Bowden:
    26 Oct. 2017
    A wonderfully smart short. Chekhov lends himself so well to the ambiguity of modern romance, since most of his plays deal in unfulfilled desire. So taking types from his work and stranding at the end of a maybe-date makes for hilariously existential and formal conversation around a subject that should be simple to discuss. Very funny, very sharp writing!

Character Information

  • Sonya
    Any Age,
    Any race / ethnicity
    ,
    She/her
    kindly unaware
  • Petrov
    Any Age,
    Any race / ethnicity
    ,
    he/him
    Adorkably clueless

Production History

  • Fringe
    ,
    The Dictionary Project, Volume II
    ,
    2015