Lady With a Lapdog
A.R.T. Season
September 13, 2003 through October 11, 2003

A new arrival at the seaside resort of Yalta awakens old desires in Dmitry Gurov, who soon finds himself entangled in a life-altering love affair. Celebrated Russian director Kama Ginkas works with American actors for the first time to stage his adaptation of Chekhov's romantic and poignant story.

SYNOPSIS

At the fashionable Black Sea resort of Yalta, Dmitry Gurov has an affair with a young, married woman whom he has seen walking her white Pomeranian along the promenade. This "lady with a lapdog," Anna Sergeyevna, takes their romance seriously. To Gurov, however, it seems like just another fleeting affair. When Anna goes back to her small provincial town and Gurov returns to his wife and children in Moscow, he expects his memories of her to fade. But he can't get Anna out of his mind. Telling his wife he has business in St. Petersburg, Gurov goes to Anna's town. His trip changes both of their lives forever.

based on a short story by Anton Chekhov
adapted and directed by Kama Ginkas
Dmitry Gurov Stephen Pelinski
Anna Sergeyevna Elizabeth Waterston
Gentleman Sunbather Trey Burvant
Gentleman Sunbather Robert Olinger
sets by Sergey Barkhin
music by Leonid Desyatnikov
costumes adapted by Sergey Barkhin
from original designs by Tatiana Barkhina
lighting by Michael Chybowski
sound by David Remedios
English translation by Ryan McKittrick and Julia Smeliansky
stage manager Chris De Camillis

Article about Lady with a Lapdog More

Article about Lady with a Lapdog More

Kama Ginkas and Sergey Barkhin, director and designer of Lady with a Lapdog, have worked together for more than fifteen years. After two weeks of rehearsal, Anatoly Smeliansky talked to them about their first American production, and their work in the Russian theatre. More

John Freedman introduces the Russian director Kama Ginkas More

Writers on Chekhov and his work More

To accompany the A.R.T.'s production of Lady with a Lapdog, we are delighted to be mounting an exhibition at the Theatre of photographs by Ken Reynolds, who has been following the work of Kama Ginkas for two decades. The exhibition is made possible by the kind support of the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College. More

Ryan McKittrick discusses Chekhov and Yalta More

Ryan McKittrick discusses Chekhov's path toward Lady and the Lapdog More

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Venue

64 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

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This production is made possible by the support of the A.R.T. Artistic Director's Circle.