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Uncle Vanya

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Uncle Vanya  by Anton Chekhov
Translated by Peter Petro and edited for performance by Errol Durbach and John Wright
Directed by John Wright

Blackbird Theatre Company
The Cultch Historic Theatre

until Jan 18 th 2014.

Vancouver, BC:  It's a grey, damp, rainy early morning in Vancouver.As I look out toward the ominous grey clouds over the skyline...

In 3 days from now, December 27th,  Blackbird Theatre, Vancouver's premiere classical theatre company, opens Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya at The Cultch. Uncle Vanya is one of the four major plays by this Russian playwright who is also considered to be a master writer of the short story genre. As well as a writer, Chekhov was a practicing physician, who died of tuberculosis at the early age of 44 years.

Two months ago on a cruise around the Black Sea, we called in at Yalta on the Crimean Peninsula of the Ukraine. I visited the White Dacha where Anton...

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