Calista Flockhart, T.R. Knight and Dakin Matthews star when L.A. Theatre works opens its 2012-2013 season with Anton Chekhov's masterpiece, presented in a new version by Christopher Hampton. Set on a country estate by a lake in 19th century Russia, the idyllic locale belies the turbulent passions of its inhabitants. When the famed but aging actress Irina Arkádina returns home with her younger lover, she finds a household overflowing with creativity, fantasies of fame, jealousy and unrequited love. All performances are recorded to air on L.A. Theatre Works' syndicated radio theater series, which broadcasts weekly on public radio stations nationwide and can be streamed on demand at www.latw.org.