What do Swan Song, The Bear, The Proposal, The Wedding, and On The Harmfulness of Tobacco have in common? They are all one-act comedies written by Anton Chekhov that will be performed by the Alley’s Resident Acting Company and directed by the Tony-Award winning playwright and legendary director Richard Nelson. Acclaimed Russian literature translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky collaborated with Nelson to create a new English translation which will make for an extraordinary theatre experience.
Little Comedies contains some mild Language, suggestions of Violence, and discussion of suicide, in this brand-new translation of short comedic plays by one of the most respected dramatists of all time. To learn more about the content of this show, please visit our content advisory page.
Join us for a Special Event at Brazos Books on Monday, October 9 at 5:00 p.m. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, Translators of Little Comedies, will share insights into their translations.
Translator and Director
Assistant Stage Manager