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A Month in the Country

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Closed February 28, 2015

Turgenev's play is a delightful confection - putting raw emotion up against the rigours of society and the practicality of humankind.

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Why See A Month in the Country?

January 2015

Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling are heading for A Month in the Country, Ivan Turgenev's steamy comedy about the arrival of a young, handsome tutor to the Isanev country house in the 1840s, and the effect he has on all of the inhabitants. Directed by Erica Schmidt for revival by Classic Stage Theatre Company, this strictly limited run is bound to be 2015's first major success.

Welcome to the country

A young, bored house-wife Natalya Isanev (Schilling) languishes on the country estate of her rich older, husband. She whiles away the time encouraging her devoted friend Mikhail Rakitin (Dinklage) to fall further for her for her entertaiment. When 21 year old Aleksei Belyaev comes to the teach her young son for the summer, passion sizzles, especially when Vera, her teenage foster daugther also develops an interest in the new arrival.

This comedic look at love, unrequieted and returned warns of the perils of getting exactly what you wished for...


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Dates

Opening night: 9 January 2015

Audience

Suitable for ages 12+

Run time

Two hours and 10 minutes with one intermission

Cast and Creative

Cast

Peter Dinklage as Rakitin
Taylor Schilling as Natalya
Anthony Edwards as Arkady
Annabella Sciorra as Lizaveta
Elizabeth Franz as Anna

Creative

Directed by Erica Schmidt
Written by Ivan Turgenev
Set Design by Mark Wendland
Costume Design by Tom Broecker
Lighting Design by Jeff Croiter
Sound Design by Bart Fasbender

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