Play Russia, David Johnston, Chekhov

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Play Russia

Running time: 10 minutes

Cast: 2m, 1f

Chekhov, Russia’s most revered playwright, is upended with hilarious results.

The silly and the serious sit side by side in the new collection of plays by David Johnston, which leads off with this loony sendup that will greatly amuse any person who has ever held a strong opinion on the question of whether “The Cherry Orchard” is a comedy or a tragedy.

— Jason Zinoman, The New York Times

Read the New York Times review here.