NSCC Presents 33 Swoons

 

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North Shore Community College’s (NSCC) Performing Arts Council presents 33 Swoons, Vaudeville Sketches by Anton Chekov.  Performances will be held at Lynn Arts, Inc., 25 Exchange Street, Lynn on April 25 & 26 at 7 p.m. and also on April 26 & 27 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $7 general admission, $5 for seniors and students (with ID).

In 1935, seminal Russian director Vsevolod Meyerhold combined an assortment of Chekhov’s short farces to form a full evening of theatre called 33 Swoons – a title derived from the total number of fainting fits or black outs Chekhov had written into his plays.  79 years later, the Performing Arts Council at North Shore Community College restages this collection of lively, inventive farces that manage to capture the full comic absurdity of human nature.

33 Swoons brings together a wide range of eccentric but recognizable characters who come face to face with a multitude of misunderstandings and intentions gone awry.  Teeming with astonishing plot reversals, as well as a razor sharp wit, Chekhov’s Vaudevilles promises great fun for theatre goers of every stripe.

Directed by Matthew Woods, NSCC Performing Arts Coordinator, 33 Swoons features the plays The Proposal, The Bear, The Festivities, and The Wedding Reception, written by Anton Chekhov and translated into English by Paul Schmidt.  The ensemble includes the following NSCC students and alums: Jonathan Cwiok, Danvers; Dylan Benson, Gloucester; Laura Alexander, Cameron Hinkle, Brian Hutchings, Mariam Kutuusa, Martha Promousas, all from Lynn; Gwendolyn Squires, Melrose; Leah Mahoney, Middleton; Luciano Rex, Peabody; Sarah Chambers, Pepperell; Katelyn Pisano, Revere; Daniel Parsons, Sam Mattei, both from Salem.

For more information, contact Matthew Woods at 781-593-6722, x6228 or email matwoods@northshore.edu

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