A Wild Boor

by  Joseph Wallace, Anton Chekhov

Short Play, Comedy  /  2m, 2f

Chekhov wrote some five or six Short Plays, two of them uproarious farces. In this play, he seems to ask his audience to cast off restraint and laugh with him at the stupidity and naivety, as well as good-heartedness, of the people he know so well. 

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    40 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce, Adaptations (Stage & Screen)
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Chekhov wrote some five or six Short Plays, two of them uproarious farces. In this play, he seems to ask his audience to cast off restraint and laugh with him at the stupidity and naivety, as well as good-heartedness, of the people he know so well. In this adaptation, the volume of comedy is turned up even louder as Wallace cleverly infuses Vaudvillian flair and stage trickery, changing the way we see the poor, mourning widow and her hapless suitor forever.

Joseph Wallace is the author of the ever-popular Something's Rotten in the State of Denmark

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Setting: The home of a reasonably wealthy individual, but things have fallen in slight disrepair as of late.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

2m, 2f
LUKA
POPOV
SMIRNOV
MAID
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Authors

Joseph Wallace

Joseph Wallace has been writing and directing plays for more than thirty years.  In addition, he has been a teacher of English and theatre for more than 25 years.  His titles with us include: Something's Rotten in the S ...

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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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This adaptation of The Boor was first produced in April of 1989, at La Salle Academy, Providence, Rhode Island.

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