The Good Doctor

by  Neil Simon, Anton Chekhov

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 2f

This Broadway hit is a composite of Neil Simon and Anton Chekhov. The stories are droll, the portraits affectionate, the humor infectious, and the fun unending.

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    3m, 2f
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    Adaptations (Stage & Screen)
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This Broadway hit is a composite of Neil Simon and Anton Chekhov. In one sketch, a feisty old woman storms a bank and upbraids the manager for his gout and lack of money. In another, a father takes his son to a house to initiate him into the mysteries of sex, only to relent at the last moment and leave the boy more perplexed than ever. In another sketch, a crafty seducer goes to work on a wedded woman, only to realize that the woman has been in command from the first overture. And let us not forget the classic tale of a man who offers to drown himself for three rubles. The stories are droll, the portraits affectionate, the humor infectious, and the fun unending.

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Reviews

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"A great deal of warmth and humor in his retelling of these Chekhovian tales." - Newhouse Newspapers

"There is much fun here. Mr. Simon's comic fancy is admirable." - The New York Times

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  • Minimum Fee: $125 per performance
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Neil Simon

American playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon is widely regarded as one of the most successful, prolific and performed playwrights in the world. In addition to Lost In Yonkers, which won a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize, his plays and musicals include Come Blow Your Horn, Little Me, Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Coupl ...

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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 thro ...

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The Good Doctor opened on Broadway at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre on November 27, 1973.

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