November 3, 2009 8:29:40 PM CET
I wanted to tell you about Entity Theatre Workshop e.V's new production The Bear & The Jubilee by Anton Chekhov.
As its second production of 2009
Entity Theatre Workshop e.V. presents The Bear and The Jubilee by Anton Chekhov
. Ravi Rege is the director and Roxey Lau the producer.
Performances are on 5-7 and 11-14 November 2009
at the theater … und so fort
(Kurfürstenstr. 8, 80799 Munich; U3/U6: Universität; Tram 27: Nordendstraβe). Tickets cost EUR 15 (students: EUR 10).Reservations
at (089) 2321 9877 or firstname.lastname@example.org
at www.undsofort.de, www.entitytheatre.com or 0700 3684 8900.Please note:
Each play runs about 35 minutes, and there will be an interval.THE PLAY
: Anton Chekhov's The Bear and The Jubilee are two one-act vaudevilles that belong to the subgenre of comedy known as the farce. You can find in them the roots of the Theatre of the Absurd as well as Chekhov’s incomparable sense of humour, which is satirical, ironic, even grotesque at times, showing us the ridiculous in everyday life.
The Bear reveals what happens when a determined creditor goes to collect on a debt from a grieving widow and ends up biting off more than he can chew. The Jubilee centres on a bank manager’s preparations for his bank’s 50th anniversary celebration being upset by the appearance of his frivolous wife and an unexpected female visitor.
Director Ravi Rege brings both plays to life in vaudeville fashion in a Russianised version of the French comedic genre (incorporating music, song and dance) that was a highly popular theatrical form on the Moscow stage in the 1880s and the only one that could get past the censors of the day.
Anton Chekhov was awarded the coveted Pushkin Prize for Literature in 1888. His fame today rests
primarily on his plays and on his reputation as an astute chronicler of Russian street life.THE GROUP
: Entity, founded by Danny Strike and Alison Sandford in 1999, is committed to the workshop principles of allowing participants time to develop, experiment, and have fun. It is also an “audition-free zone”. Auditions don’t tell us what we want to know about performers. For example, are they willing to challenge their own talent? Can they work in a team? After attending workshops, participants are invited to “commit” to performance and a play is selected. Obviously acting skills – voice, spatial awareness, scene rhythms, emotional logic, etc. – must also be developed in the course of the rehearsals, but Entity never loses sight of the workshop principle, and actors are encouraged to experiment within the evolving framework. This gives Entity its unique dynamics.Past productions
: In addition to the current production, Entity has now put on nine full-length plays, six one-acts, and a showcase. The most recent production was Equus by Peter Shaffer.Accolades:
In 2004 Entity was awarded second place for its staging of James Saunders’s Games at FEATS, the Festival of European Anglophone Theatrical Societies. In 2008 Entity received the FEATS award for Best Stage Presentation for its adaptation for the stage of Tanika Gupta's radio play The Parting, and a nomination for best actor.Acting workshops
: Entity’s acting workshops will be starting again soon after this production and are open to anyone with a good command of English. For further information please check the Entity website
For more information about the show or Entity Theatre Workshop e.V go to Entity Theatre Workshop e.V Website
Hope to see you at the show