23:00, Wed 4th – Sat 7th November 2009 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 4
'You may have buried yourself alive, but you haven't forgotten to powder your face!' In these two bitingly witty short farces, Chekhov exposes the ridiculous consequences of human pretensions in all their glorious hilarity. A widow's self-righteously exaggerated mourning for an unworthy husband is disrupted by a belligerent creditor. A smug, pompous Chairman congratulates himself on the anniversary of his bank, only to have his carefully orchestrated celebrations collapse into mayhem. The comedy that ensues when the mask we present to the world slips to reveal our true motives is played out in this fast-paced, furiously funny and fabulously farcical double bill.