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THE FILM OF THE PLAY
ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL MARCH 24!

TROIKA

3 short comedies by Anton Chekhov, directed by William B. Davis

If you missed Troika on stage or enjoyed it so much that you want to watch it again, you can now watch the film of the stage play from the comfort of your home:

The Proposal

On the Harmful Effects of Tobacco

The Bear

With Jack Rigg, Chris Walters, Rebecca Husain, William B. Davis, Martha Ansfield-Scrase, Peter Robbins and John Prowse.

Rent the film for CAD $25. Duration 1hour15minutes.

The film will be available for you to watch for 72 hours after the time of your rental.

Film of the November 9th, 2023 live performance at the Jericho Arts Centre, Vancouver.

TROIKA

TROIKA

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THE PROPOSAL

A nervous young farmer comes to propose to his neighbour’s daughter but things get a little out of hand... or the proposal that goes wrong.

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ON THE HARMFUL EFFECTS OF TOBACCO

Nyukhin, a henpecked man and also a smoker, has been told by his wife to give a lecture about "the harmful effects of tobacco". Bear with him, as he might make a few brief digressions to complain about his domineering wife.

And what's more suited than a speech on the harmful effects of tobacco by the cigarette smoking man!

THE BEAR

When a widow who fancies herself inconsolably bereaved meets a landowner deeply in debt and also a total boor.

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“The delightful staging of the three short one-act plays will have audiences chuckling even after the show.”

VANCOUVERPLAYS

“Helmed by veteran director William B. Davis, see why Chekhov’s plays still hold their appeal over 100 years later. The classics are beloved for a reason!”

THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT

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So funny and tender, told with such love for humanity"

 

"A fantastic production, a great ensemble, brilliant performances!"

 

“I didn’t think I would laugh so much with Chekhov!”

 

“Excellent!

AUDIENCE REVIEW

WARNINGS - SIDE EFFECTS OF TROIKA INCLUDE:

  • Cheerfulness and “joie de vivre”.

  • Doubling up with laughter (which makes it difficult to watch the play).

  • Tightness in zygomatic muscles because of repeated smiles.

  • Possible addiction (people have been heard saying they would come to watch it again).

  • Unusual joyful behaviour (members of the audience have been seen bouncing up and down during pre-show music on Strauss and Jacques Offenbach’s can-can.)

  • Troika's gaiety is highly contagious so share with your friends.

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM

Director:                                                                       William B. Davis

Assistant Director:                                                        Douglas Abel
Stage Manager & Light Designer:                               Andy Sandberg

Assistant Stage Manager:                                            Vicki Santos

Costume Designer:                                                      Julie White
Props - Set Designer & Producer:                                Linda Begg

Sound & Graphic Designer & Executive Producer:     Emmanuelle Davis

This is a Canadian Actors' Equity Association production under the Artists' Collective Policy.

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