The Proposal by Anton Checkhov
Company: Hilton Arts Festival
THIS IS A FREE EVENT AND IS NOT TICKETED
‘The Proposal’ (originally titled ‘A Marriage Proposal’) is a one act play, a farce by the Russian short storywriter and dramatist, Anton Chekhov (1860 – 1904). It was written in 1888 – 89. It is about the tendency of wealthy Russian families to seek marriage ties with other wealthy families to increase their estates by encouraging marriages that make good economic sense. Ivan Lomov comes to seek the hand of Chubukov’s 25 year old daughter, Natalya. They quarrel over petty issues and the proposal is in danger of being forgotten. But economic good sense ensures that the proposal is made successful – despite the arguments!
Join this trio as they present a stripped-down version of this hilarious play.
The Durban Actors Studio Theatre Project is a part-time, performance orientated training programme for young people, age 17 to 25, who want to get a true taste of “real” world actor expectations. Each semester all students will work towards an in-studio production.