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2/12/96 - 2/25/96









What The Critics Say



Please God, No Wedding…”(Sunde's) clever conceit worthy of Stoppard provides an immensely entertaining evening. This hilarious yet also touching tour de force…ought always to accompany Chekhov's <The Seagull>” PLAYS INTERNATIONAL



Please God, No Wedding “Anton’s tiny gesture of refusal to aid his lover sets off reverberations of lost connections and ultimate tragedy … Sunde stealthily plants her emotional bomb, camouflaged under the verbal dazzle of Shakespeare and Chekhov’s words, and when it detonates at the end, the effect is quietly shocking.” Tim Cusack NYTHEATRE.COM Reviews



Much of (the Festival's) interest is due to Anton Himself and Masha,Too...Masha becomes a woman of real substance and no little humor, a rounded portrait of someone worth knowing. ... Vaguely echoing The Seagull itself, (Anton, Himself) is ingeniously assembled. ... It takes a certain chutzpah to write a play more or less in the voice of thatmaster of indirection and self-absorption, Anton Chekhov. It takes chutzpah squared to write two of them. That, however, is what Karen Sunde has done... We'd owe Sunde a measure of grudging admiration merely for the attempt, but in fact she has succeeded in illuminating Chekhov and his sister Mariya, or Masha, at a critical juncture of their lives.” Clifford A. Ridley PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

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