The Black Monk
by David Rabe
Full Length Play, Drama / 6m, 2f
"Highly recommended for fans of literature or thoughtful theater." - Philadelphia Stage Magazine
"David Rabe did theater a favor by adapting Anton Chekhov’s short story The Black Monk for the stage." - Philadelphia Inquirer, Read More
"Highly recommended for fans of literature or thoughtful theater." - Philadelphia Stage Magazine, Read More
- Minimum Fee: $100 per performance
- Time Period: 19th Century
- Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
- Setting: The orchard and home of Yegor Pesotsky, Kovrin's Moscow apartment.
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
YEGOR SEMYONITCH PESTOSKY - renouned horticulturist, in his sixties, owner of a flourishing estate.
TANYA - Pesotsky's daghter, a childhood friend of Kovrin. She's in her twneties.
ORLOV - a valet, elderly earnest and put upon.
ANDREI VASILICH KOVRIN - scholar and idealist in his thirties, an orphan raised by Pesotsky.
THE BLACK MONK - a visitor, a trickster, a friend.
NADIA - twenties, friend to Tanya, has a beautiful singing voice.
MIKHAIL - thirties, he is Nadia's companion and a friend to Tanya and Pesotsky; he plays the piano.
YAKOV - twenties, friend to Nadia and Mikhail, he would like to court Tanya.
OTHER BLACK MONKS
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Room for Extras
Members of the Ensemble can double in the roles Other Black Monks, Concierge, Bellman, Peasants
The Black Monk premiered at Yale Repertory Theatre in May 2003 under the direction of Daniel Fish.