Pearl Theatre Company Season Begins With The Sneeze Sept. 17 Off-Broadway

News   Pearl Theatre Company Season Begins With The Sneeze Sept. 17 Off-Broadway
Tony Award winner Michael Frayn's The Sneeze, a theatrical work based on the stories and plays of Anton Chekhov, begins previews Sept. 17 at New York City Center Stage II.

Michael Frayn
Michael Frayn Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Pearl Theatre Company artistic director J.R. Sullivan directs the production, which will officially open Sept. 26 and run through Oct. 31. Among Chekhov's comic sketches included in the play are The Bear, The Evils of Tobacco, Swan Song, The Proposal and The Sneeze.

The cast includes Rachel Botchan, Bradford Cover, Dominic Cuskern, Robert Hock, Chris Mixon, Edward Seamon and Lee Stark.

According to the Pearl, "Frayn's richly comic adaptation of the incomparable Chekhov's wild and witty vaudevillian vignettes, bounds across town and country, past rich and poor, with an improbable duel, a mismanaged marriage proposal, and, of course, a life-shattering sneeze along the way."

The Sneeze design team includes Jo Winiarski (scenic designer), Barbara A. Bell (costume designer), Ann Wrightson (lighting designer) and Jane Shaw (sound designer).

Frayn earned a Tony Award for his 2000 play Copenhagen. His plays also include Noises Off, Wild Honey, Benefactors, Alphabetical Order, Democracy and Afterlife.

For tickets, phone (212) 581-1212 or visit PearlTheatre. New York City Center Stage II is located at West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues.

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