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Encores: After the Theatre And Other Stories
"Lady With a Dog: The Lady with a Lapdog" by Anton Chekhov (author) in a version by Sarah Ruhl (adaptation)
"The Trick" by Anton Chekhov (author) in a version by Stephen Fedo (adaptation) and Joyce Piven (adaptation)
"After the Theatre" by Anton Chekhov (author) in a 2012 version by Polly Noonan (adaptation)
Directed by Joyce Piven
April 16-May 20, 2012



Joanne Underwood
Dan Smith
Susan Applebaum
Michael Moran
Allison Hendrix
Gillian Hemme
Aly Skalare
Tom Schneider
Olivia Cygan
Warren Weber

* member Actor's Equity Association


Assistant Director:
K. Hannah Friedman
Music Director:
Christopher Dunn-Rankin
Christina Ernst
Production Manager:
K. Hannah Friedman
Production Stage Manager:
Jessica Forella
Alternate Stage Manager:
Chad Duda
Technical Director:
Aaron Menninga
Scenic Design:
Aaron Menninga
Lighting Design:
Mac Vaughey
Costume Design:
Skye Geerts
Sound Design:
Christopher Dunn-Rankin
Viewpoints Consultant:
Roger Smart
Assistants to the Director:
Catherine Lynch and Heidi Katz
Graphic Designer:
Jessica DuJong


"The Trick" possesses authentic emotional heft and a sense of timelessness that aligns more with Chekov’s plays."  - Chicago Theatre Beat

"In typical Piven style, the actors both show us what they’re feeling and tell us about it. That sort of double layering risks seeming redundant, but at the Piven Theatre, it creates the sensation of memories coming alive on the stage. The only major flaw is that it leaves you wanting more when the hour is over."  - Make It Better.net