By Turgenev, Ivan
2010., Toronto Soulpepper
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