Turgenev's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY Receives an Engaging CSC Production

January 30, 2015 8:01 AM

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Long before Anton Chekhov made the boredom of country living all the rage in Russian theatres, Ivan Turgenev found humor in this peculiarity of highbrow society with A Month In The Country, a comedy of manners about gentlemen in love who politely do the honorable thing and the women they frustrate to no end.

It's an amusing play, though not without its clunky moments, but director Erica Schmidt's engaging and very well acted production of John Christopher Jones' fine translation for Classic Stage Company offers an evening of gentle humor, restrained passion and considerable charms.

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