in association with


The Bear


Anton Chekhov


Duet for Bear and Dog


Sybil Rosen

Directed by Mark Vecchio

Performances at

St. Philip's Church in Easthampton

August 10, 11, 17, & 18 at 7:00 P.M.
Sunday Matinees August 12 & 19 at 3:00 P.M.

The performance is free.
Donations will be accepted afterward
while you're applauding and feeling joyful and generous.


     Scheherazade Theatre and Metacomet Stage are the joint recipients of a local cultural council grant to produce Anton Chekhov's romantic comedy during the 2012 BearFest in Easthampton.

     Auditions will be announced soon.

     If you would like to help us bring this exciting production to the public, your contribution will be gratefully accepted now, and, with your permission, we will proudly list your name in the program as a distinguished patron of the arts.

     The Bear is Anton Chekhov’s most beloved one-act play—called by Chekhov himself a “vaudeville.” A dimpled, rouge-cheeked widow parades her mourning before her late nogoodnik husband’s portrait. She is interrupted by one of his creditors, a bearish ex–artillery officer. Whose manners will prevail? Will “Chekhov’s Gun” rule apply in a one-act play?

     Duet for Bear and Dog opens with a lapdog chasing a bear up a tree. On the human side, the dog’s owner, a Russian facialist, chats up a handsome ranger. City life hears the call of the wild.