Four theatres in Madrid conspire to organise Jugando con Chéjov (Playing with Chekhov), a fun-filled theatrical tour of the works of Chekhov, on the 150th anniversary of his birth. From theatre to theatre, from play to play and playing because
Four stage directors open up their spaces to share with the public a variety of stage games based on different artistic proposals, in two 30-minute sessions, one at 9 pm and the other at 11 pm. In this way, each spectator can play with Chekhov and choose two of the four options that the theatres are offering.
Tribueñe: Irína Kouberskaya proposes a show based on active spectator participation through three monologues from Uncle Vanya, The Seagull and The Cherry Orchard, in which Chekhov anticipates a future vision and biological and psychological reality of the human being.
Capacity: 148 people
Teatro de Cámara Chejov: Ángel Gutiérrez stages the story About Love. How is love born? Until now only one inconclusive truth has been uttered about love: that it is “a great mystery”. Whoever loves does so without reflections. . A. Chekhov
Réplika Teatro: Jarek Bielski encourages guests to play with Smoking is Bad for You , showing spectators the tragicomic nature of Chekhov’s play in the guise of a game.
Written in a humorous tone, it portrays the eternal stupidity of the human being. With biting, corrosive irony, “the Russian doctor” distances himself to observe man trapped in everyday tragedy, drowning himself in the mediocrity of his routine. And later he draws nearer, with tenderness and passion, to show us the depth of the human being, of that man who loves, cries, thinks, laughs. In this way, Nyukhin falls within the “Chekhovian” gallery of characters distressed by their own feelings who obediently make up (we all make up) the “social herd”. But it is getting late, an evening of magical colours is already casting its silhouette on roofs and buildings in this unique white night, and Nyukhin has to come onstage once again. Because there is still hope. Is there? You shall see.
Monologue performed and directed by Jorge Munárriz. Technician: Rogelio Peón. Stage and lighting: Jaroslaw Bielski
Capacity: 120 people
Guindalera:Juan Pastor bases himself on the novel Three Years to make an entertaining exercise in a clearly comical tone about the nature of love and the errors and missteps we commit as we struggle to reach it.
Capacity: 70 people