Congratulations to Quincy Bernstein, TAPS alumna, for her featured role in the english-language premiere of NEVA at the Public this month (March 1-31). Read on for more details:
English Language Premiere
Written and Directed by Guillermo Calderón
Translation by Andrea Thome
Featuring Bianca Amato, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Luke Robertson
March 1 - 31, 2013 at The Public Theatre
Chekhov is dead. Revolution is in the air. Time to rehearse.
In a gorgeously crafted reflection on life, art and the revolutionary impulse, Chilean writer-director Guillermo Calderón’s NEVA tells the story of Anton Chekhov’s widow, the actress Olga Knipper, who arrives in a cold and dimly lit theater in St. Petersburg in the winter of 1905 to rehearse The Cherry Orchard. As she and two other actors await the rest of the cast, they huddle together, act out scenes from their lives and muse on their art form and on love - while, unseen, striking workers are being gunned down in the streets by the Tsarist regime during what will be known as Bloody Sunday. Political and human, haunting and fresh, this smart, thrilling and often humorous ensemble work will envelop you just as you least expect it and stir what it means to create art in violent times.