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The Black Monk: A Chamber Musical - Full Length Musical

The Black Monk: A Chamber Musical

Anton Chekhov, Wendy Kesselman

Full Length Musical

3m, 1f

ISBN: 9780822223696

After five intense years of study in Moscow, Andrei returns home to hi…

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"THE BLACK MONK, Wendy Kesselman's dark and dainty musical about a young painter who goes gracefully mad in his little house by the sea, is just the ticket for small art venues with refined tastes. [An] atmospheric chamber piece from a Chekhov short story delicately retooled into a musical meditation on the fine line between artistic genius and manic-depression." —Variety.


3m, 1f


Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov (29 January 1860– 15 July 1904) was a Russian playwright and short story writer, who is considered to be one of the greatest writers of short fiction in history. His career as a playwright produced four classics and his best short stories are held in high esteem. Chekhov practiced as a medical doctor throughout most of his literary career: "Medicine is my lawful wife", he once said, ... view full profile

Wendy Kesselman

Besides her Tony-nominated adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank, Wendy Kesselman’s plays include The Executioner’s Daughter; The Notebook; The Foggy Foggy Dew; The Last Bridge; I Love You, I Love You Not; Maggie Magalita; Merry-Go-Round; The Shell Collection; My Sister in This House, A Re-imagined Version (Deaf West Theatre); The Graduation of Grace and Spit. She also wrote the book, music and ... view full profile

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