08:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Furman University Theatre
The Playhouse at Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC, United States, 29613
“THE BEAR” and “AFTERPLAY”
two plays after
by Brian Friel
directed by Rhett Bryson
February 12-13 & 20 at 7:30pm
February 14-15 & 21-22 at 8pm
matinees February 16 & 23 at 3pm
Distinguished Irish playwright Brian Friel is well-noted for his clever and thoughtful re-imagining of Anton Chekhov’s wonderful plays.
In “The Bear,” Friel adapts Chekhov’s play of the same name with modern sensibilities. A boorish landowner visits with comic and unexpected results. “Friel’s ‘The Bear’ is superbly funny, vivid and keenly alert to Chekhov’s modern sensitivities to gender issues…” –The Daily Telegraph
In “Afterplay,” Friel revisits 2 characters from separate Chekhov plays (Uncle Vanya and Three Sisters). He has them meet in a run-down Moscow café and their lives become intertwined in a charming way. “Friel’s audacious Chekhovian epilogue is short, masterful and hilarious…prior knowledge of Chekhov is neither assumed nor required.” –The Guardian
Single tickets on sale online January 27.
Box Office opens February 3.
Box Office (864) 294-2125.
In the Company:
For “The Bear”
Elena – Clare Beth McConnell
Luka – Aaron Prince
Smirnov – Jax Pratt
Sonya – Claire Shea
Andrey – Matt Middleton
stage managed by Emily Enlow
scenic design by Rhett Bryson
lighting design by Jamie Riedy
costume design for “The Bear” by J Alan Smith
costume design for “Afterplay” by Aaron Prince
sound design by Rhett Bryson
technical direction by alan bryson
with Cole Becherer, Kaitlyn Noble, Mike Caterisano, Anna Bowman, Cammi Stilwell, Jason Roberts, Anna Blackman, Lily Mayfield, Loni Covington, Andy Golla, Jillian Padgett, Makala Fuller, Morgan Goldsberry, Adare Smith, Lee McCaskill, EK Leiter, and many others