By Kenneth Jones
27 Sep 2012
|Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN|
The Off-Broadway staging is part of CSC's popular and acclaimed Chekhov Cycle, for which Pendleton directed Three Sisters and Uncle Vanya. The classic (but lesser-known) 1887 play by the Russian master will officially open Nov. 4. The engagement was originally announced to close on Nov. 25. (The past Chekhov plays at CSC have traditionally sold out.)
Tony Award nominee and film actor Hawke (The Coast of Utopia) stars in the title role, a debt-ridden government official who is a bundle of dissatisfaction. Joely Richardson (Side Effects) plays Anna, his ill Jewish wife who renounced her family for Ivanov. The cast also features Glenn Fitzgerald (Borkin), Roberta Maxwell (Zinaida), George Morfogen (Shabelsky), Juliet Rylance (Sasha), Jonathan Marc Sherman (Lvov) and Louis Zorich (Lebedev).
Rylance, Maxwell, Morfogen and Zorich have each been featured in previous Chekhov Cycle offerings at CSC.
For more information, visit classicstage.org.