* World Premiere

The Notebook of Trigorin (1997)
Tennessee Williams’ fresh adaption of the Chekhov’s classic brings to life the story of Constantine, the sensitive young writer, whose quest for love, art and acceptance is larger than life itself. Young playwright, Constantine premiere’s his new play at his uncles lakeside estate, before family, friends and Nina, the young actress that he has deep feelings for. Constantine’s mother, the famous actress Madame Arakadina (and Prima Donna), not one to suppress her true feelings for her son’s contribution to the theatre, lets everyone know that she abhors it. Constantine sulks over his life, his art and continues to dote on Nina even though she only has eyes for Arkadina’s companion, the established writer, Trigorin. Scorn and jealousy get the better of Constantine as Trigorin becomes more and more the object of affection for both Nina and Arkadina. The lives of these individuals as well as others in this tight knit ensemble soon find their dreams, infidelities and their self- deceptions revealed. As with most of Chekhov’s plays, these individuals struggle to find sympathy, love and understanding.
About the Play
Written By: Tennessee Williams
Anton Chekhov - Original Play
Wikipedia: Read Wikipedia Article
About the Production
Run Dates: 4/24/1997 - 6/15/1997
Program: Program (.pdf)
Directed By: Michael Breault
Cast: David Adkins - Boris AlexeyevichTrigorin
Hans Altweis - Yakov
Kennedy Brown - Constantine 'Kostya' Gavrilovich Treplev
Megan Cole - Irina Nikolayevna Arkadina
Frank Corrado - Yevgeny Sergeyevitch Dorn
Bob DeDea - Semyon Semyonvich Medvedenko
Laura Drake - Paulina Andreyevna
Shelley Reynolds - Maria Masha Ilyinishna
Peter Silbert - Pyotr 'Petrusha' Nikolayevnich Sorin
Lorca Simons - Nina Mehailovna Zaretchny
Stephan Weyte - Ilya Afansyevitch Shamrayev
Behind the Scenes: Susan Baird Trapnell - Managing Director
Elizabeth Crane - Assistant Director
Robert A. Dahlstrom - Set Designer
John Kingsbury - Stage Manager
Ray Leslee - Original Music
Dave Pascal - Sound Designer
Rose Pederson - Costume Designer
Leslie Swackhamer - Interim Artistic Director
Clifton Taylor - Lighting Designer