When Andrey and Sonya were young, they were told how their lives should be – marriage, children and happily ever after. Decades later they meet by chance in a Moscow café. Their dreams have given way to a rather different reality. When they look in a mirror, someone they don’t recognise looks back. In the course of their encounter, they catch sight of what might have been, and the possibility of a different future.
In this masterful one-act play, Brian Friel revisits characters from Three Sisters and Uncle Vanya and makes them his own; hauntingly evoking what might have happened if two of Anton Chekhov’s most iconic characters had met.
Precise direction and consummate performances bring a gripping clarity to Brian Friel’s bittersweet Chekhov mash-up
Enjoyable revival for Brian Friel’s slight but smart bit of Chekhov fanfic
Not one single element of this Haidar’s production is out of place for me
This Chekhov sequel isn't quite equal