Thursday, November 22, 2012

A Tragedian In Spite of Himself

As promised, our Emax Evening at the Theatre kicks off tonight at The Fridge, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai. The evening will feature three English short plays, the first of which is Chekhov's "A Tragedian In Spite of Himself".

Anton Chekhov needs no introduction and is a firm favorite of all theatre lovers.  So when I was looking for a play to feature in this production, the first thing I did was go through his body of work. And the task set by the playwright for the actors in The Tragedian In Spite Of Himself made the play difficult to resist.

A farce played out as a mock tragedy, the humorous short both plays up, and underlines the inherent tragic-comedy in everyday life.

And here is our first poster for the event. Ta da...

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