By Turgenev, Ivan

2010., Toronto Soulpepper

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A wise man once said that the tragedy in an Ibsen play is that nothing proves to be what it seems, while the tragedy in a Chekhov play is that everything does. Chekhov’s compatriot Ivan Turgenev was on to this before him, and Laszlo Marton’s fascinating Soulpepper production of A Month in the Country, Turgenev’s one major play, drives the point home in its final image… It’s a treat, and a relief, to see Soulpepper tackling a big play again.

NATIONAL POST BY ROBERT CUSHMAN

July 14, 2010

 

Soulpepper sizzles with new take on rarely performed classic…Marton, a regular guest with Soulpepper, fills his production with wit and humour, using the rich characterizations as the source of the script’s energy.…Soulpepper gives us a memorable production of this rarely performed classic.

NOW MAGAZINE BY JON KAPLAN

 

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