Chalfant, Marvel, Wiest, Mahoney, Pendleton Featured in Classic Stage Chekhov Series

News   Chalfant, Marvel, Wiest, Mahoney, Pendleton Featured in Classic Stage Chekhov Series Off-Broadway's Classic Stage Company announced details of its early 2007 First Look Festival, a program of one-night-only staged readings of rarely seen classics, performed by notable actors.

Works by Anton Chekhov will be the winter series focus. The actors bringing the Russian master to life will include Kathleen Chalfant, Dianne Wiest, John Mahoney, Peter Dinklage, Jessica Hecht, Elizabeth Marvel and many others.

Brian Kulick is CSC's artistic director.

The First Look schedule includes:

  • Jan. 22 at 8 PM: Kathleen Chalfant in The Cherry Orchard, directed by Diane Paulus.

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  • Jan. 29 at 8 PM: Dianne Wiest in The Seagull, with John Mahoney, Jessica Hecht, Bill Camp, Michael Stuhlbarg, directed by Austin Pendleton.
  • Feb. 5: Peter Dinklage in Uncle Vanya, directed by Erica Schmidt.
  • Feb. 12: Elizabeth Marvel in Three Sisters, director to be announced. For tickets to the First Look Festival, call (212) 352-3101 or toll free at (866) 811-4111, on-line at www.classicstage.org, or in person at the box-office at 136 East 13th Street.

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    Now in its 39th season, Off-Broadway's Classic Stage Company, is the award-winning theatre committed to re-imagining the classical repertory for a contemporary American audience. "CSC presents plays from the past that speak directly to the issues of today. As we return to works of the past, we endeavor to keep a clear eye on the future, particularly in terms of the next generation of artists and audiences."

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