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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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Full Length Musical


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After five intense years of study in Moscow, Andrei returns home to his faithful guardian Igor and rekindles his attachment to Tanya, his childhood love. Andrei's artistic obsession thrives in the embrace of this adoring family, but the Black Monk, a spectral and charming figure only Andrei sees, threatens to lure him into the unknown. A spellbinding chamber musical inspired by Anton Chekhov's classic story, THE BLACK MONK shows us a man in the grip of genius, madness and loss, despite the enduring power of love.
"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


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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