New York City
Many of the early Chekhov stories appeared in Moscow and St. Petersburg journals in the 1880’s and 1890’s. In 1998, translator Peter Constantine discovered a treasure trove of such stories, never before translated into English, which became The Undiscovered Chekhov, adapted for the stage as The Chekhov Family Circus. Aaron Beall directs this series of short stories, essays, and anecdotes in a neo-futuristic style. The performances are controlled by the audience who shout out the 64 colors of the crayola box. Each color represents a different story from the 100 pieces in the program. Every night, plays are done in random order for one hour which allows at least 15 pieces to be performed a night. This production is part of the Pure Pop Festival.