First Nighter: Schilling, Dinklage, Edwards Spend "A Month in the Country"

January 30, 2015 5:43 AM

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If you go by Ivan Turgenev's A Month in the Country, revived at Classic Stage Company, you might conclude the revered Russian literary man was more of a city lover. As we used to say to someone stating the obvious, "What was your first clue?" Here, it's the script's implication that for many of the characters, a month in the country is about all they can take. Then they eagerly hit the road for parts unknown.

Love found or not found or found but not requited or love requited but not licit are the reasons these people scatter or are forlornly left behind is what unfolds chockablock on the estate that Arkady (Anthony Edwards) owns during Russia's 1840s and over which his wife Natalya (Taylor Schilling) pre...

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