The Present

Theatre: Ethel Barrymore
Status: Closed
(December 17, 2016 - March 19, 2017 )
  • Rehearsal: December 5, 2016
  • Preview: December 17, 2016
  • Open: January 8, 2017
  • Close: March 19, 2017
Play - American Premiere
Running Time: 3hrs

An adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s first play, "Platonov" (also variously known as "Wild Honey," "Fatherlessness" and "The Disinherited"), which was not discovered until 1920, some 16 years after the playwright’s death. "The Present" is set post-Perestroika in the mid-1990s at an old country house where friends gather to celebrate the birthday of the independent but compromised widow Anna Petrovna. At the center is the acerbic and witty Platonov with his wife, his former students and friends and their partners. They may appear comfortable, but boiling away inside is a mess of unfinished, unresolved relationships, fuelled by twenty years of denial, regret and thwarted desire.

For The Record:

"The Present" had its World Premiere at Syney Theatre Company in Sydney, Australia in the Summer of 2015.

Total Gross: $10,880,989
Average Weekly Gross: $777,214
Total Gross Potential: 78%
Total Attendance: 88,013
Average Weekly Attendance: 83%

Staff & Creative Team

Production Manager:

Aurora Productions

Casting Director:

Daniel Swee at Daniel Swee Casting

Advertising Representative:

SPOTCo

Press Agent:

Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Production Stage Manager:

Kristen Harris

Adaptation:

Andrew Upton

Director:

John Crowley

Settings & Costumes:

Alice Babidge

Lighting:

Nick Schlieper

Sound & Original Music:

Stefan Gregory

Cast

12/17/2016 - 03/19/2017
12/17/2016 - 03/19/2017
12/17/2016 - 03/19/2017
12/17/2016 - 03/19/2017
12/17/2016 - 03/19/2017
12/17/2016 - 03/19/2017
12/17/2016 - 03/19/2017
12/17/2016 - 03/19/2017
12/17/2016 - 03/19/2017
12/17/2016 - 03/19/2017
Platonov 12/17/2016 - 03/19/2017
12/17/2016 - 03/19/2017
Anna Petrova 12/17/2016 - 03/19/2017