(New York, New York, United States) – F2T’s Company’s latest production titled, Love, Chekhov, and the Magic Trunk, will be performed at The Producer’s Club from September 30, 2016 to October 2, 2016. Fotis Batzas adapted Anton Chekhov’s original work into the English language, which means that they performing arts company will be giving the original play its own, unique spin.
The official website for the play describes it as, “mixture of farce and slapstick comedy, Love, Chekhov and the Magic Trunk comments on the eternal struggle between men and women, as seen by the eyes of Anton Chekhov in the midst of the 20th Century.”
The website goes on to say that Fotis Batzas adapted Chekhov’s original work and directed the play, while Mantalena Papadatou brought it to the stage with the help of Rachel Zapata. Stage manager Matthew Cole, as well as the cast, all worked hard to bring the play to the stage. Cast members include Katherine Braun, Samantha Clark, Evan Ulven, Rachel Zapata, Dylan Arredondo, Patrick Madden, Ioannis Bakogeorgos, Gianmarco Colucci, and Ingrid Raison.
F2T’s Theater Company was founded by Fotis Batzas and Mantalena Papadatou. Here’s what the website says about the theater company: “At the heart of F2T’s, there is a desire to create work that brings together actors of all races, ethnicities, sexualities, and sizes. We strive to fortify the idea that it is the intangible qualities of being human, our emotions and feelings, that are most important, not the physical bodies we live in.”
Love, Chekhov, and Magic Trunk is the only play that is in the schedule at the moment. The play is at the heart of a quote by Chekhov which states, “All of life and human relations have become so incomprehensibly complex that, when you think of it, it becomes terrifying and your heart stands still.” It is with this in mind that Batzas created his adaptation.