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Overview Chiten started its series of adaptations of the four major plays of Chekhov in 2007. The first was the company’s version of Uncle Vanya, which was invited to the Sibiu International Theatre Festival in the same year, and also later staged in Moscow in 2011. Out of the series, this production boasts the highest number of performances. The minimalist staging features a single grand piano. While at times it invites laughter from audiences, the final scene, with Sonya left behind on top of the silent piano, kicking Vanya as she struggles to speak, leaves a violent and powerful impression.




Photo by Miyazaki Prefectural Arts Center


2007.2.9-12 atelier GEKKEN
2007.2.24 Takamatsu Sunport Hall
2007.5.31-6.1 Casa Sindicatelor sala de Sport (Sibiu)
2008.11.8-9 Kanazawa Citizen's Art Center, Drama Hall
2008.11.14 Fukui City Cultural Center
2008.11.22-24 Pom Plaza Hall
2008.11.28-29 Medikit Arts Center
2011.2.14-15 Mejerchol'd Center (Moscow)

Text Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Transration Kiyoshi Jinzai
Direction Motoi Miura
Cast Satoko Abe
Dai Ishida
Yusuke Oba
Yohei Kobayashi
Hiroe Tani
Sie Kubota [Moscow]
Staff Assistant Director: Takuya Murakawa
Movie: Shinpei Yamada
Lighting: Yukiko Yoshimoto, Fumie Takahara [Kyoto]
Stage Design: Itaru Sugiyama
Sound: Toshihiro Dooka
Costume: Kyoko Domoto [since Sibiu]
Stage Manager: Koro Suzuki, Shuji Hamamura
Advertising Design: Emi Naya
Production Co-ordinator: Yuna Tajima