PHOTO CALL: Bianca Amato, Quincy Tyler Bernstine and Luke Robertson Star in Public's Neva
By Krissie Fullerton
The Public Theater's English-language premiere of Neva, a piece about the widow of Chekhov written and directed by Guillermo Calderón, began its limited engagement March 1.
The cast includes Bianca Amato (Olga Knipper), Quincy Tyler Bernstine (Masha) and Luke Robertson (Aleko). The production also features costume design by Susan Hilferty.
"In a gorgeously crafted reflection on life, art and the revolutionary impulse, Chilean writer-director Guillermo Calderón's Neva," according to the Public, "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."
Here's a look at the production:
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