May 22, 2015 7:30pm
May 24, 2015 3pm
Huntington Avenue Theatre
By William Walton
Libretto by Paul Dehn and William Walton, based on the play by Anton Chekhov
Extravaganza in One Act
William Walton’s “Extravaganza in one act” is a broad parody in refined musical strokes, channeling the arch humor of Chekhov’s play of the same name. Popova is an ostentatiously virtuous young widow; Smirnov is her late husband’s creditor whose blustering boorishness hides a sensitive heart. Sly insults, shouting matches, a duel, and…passion ensue.
Performed on a double bill with Sullivan’s The Zoo.
Cast and Creative
GRIGORY STEPANOVICH SMIRNOV
YELENA IVANOVNA POPOVA
Stephen Dobay…Scenic Designer
Amanda Mujica…Costume Designer
Rachel Padula Shufelt…Hair and Make-up Designer
Dennis Parichy…Lighting Designer