Monday, April 11, 2016

Chekhov’s Hysterical Farces at Saddleback College

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – The  Department of Theatre Arts at Saddleback presents A Night of Chekhov in the Studio Theatre at Saddleback College, April 29th  through May 7th

Directed by Olivia Trevino, audiences will enjoy six of the Russian playwright’s hysterical farces. The collection includes:

The Bear: With fast-paced, biting dialogue and accidentally broken furniture, this three-character play resembles an act from vaudeville.

Ketino Dumbadse; Keivon Akbari

Swan Song. A powerful character study of a 68-year old stage actor in his last performance on the stage.

The Wedding Reception: A comedy centered on the pretentious characters at a wedding reception.

The Festivities: The 15th anniversary celebration of a bank opening turns to chaos.

The Dangers of Tobacco: A short comedic monologue in the form of a public lecture.

The Proposal:  Despite the name, there is no proposal in this comic sketch.
A Night of Chekhov takes place in the Studio Theatre at Saddleback College on  April 29, 30 

 Keivon Akbari, Ketino Dumbadse
at 7:30 p.m.; May 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 at 7:30 pm and May 1 at 2:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased by calling (949) 582-4656 (noon-4:00 p.m., Tuesday-Friday) and online at  Prices are $15 general; $12 seniors; $10 students.

The Department of Theatre Arts program at Saddleback College produces several fully-staged shows each year.  All students are given the opportunity to audition for every production yet Theatre Arts students are given priority in the casting process.  In addition there are numerous opportunities for students to contribute in backstage activities through the Entertainment and Theater Technology program.
Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Viejo, just east of Interstate 5 at the Avery Parkway exit.  Free parking is available in Lot 12.  Take Avery Parkway to Marguerite Parkway turn left to the third traffic light, which is Saddleback’s Marguerite entrance. Turn right into the campus and take the third left to Theatre Circle, turning right into Lot 12.

Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community.  Having served more than 500,000 students since 1968, Saddleback College offers over 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals.  For more information, please visit and for Fine Arts information, please visit  

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