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Bed and Sofa
Polly Pen
Laurence Klavan
Andre Ernotte, Director; Alan Johnson, Music Director; Phil Monat, Lighting Designer; G. W. Mercier, Set and Costumes Designer; orchestration by john McKinney
Michael X. Martin (Kolya); Terri Klausner (Ludimilla); Jason Workman (Volodya)
February 01, 1996
Vineyard Theatre
Bed and Sofa is a dramatic, comic, and romantic triangle. Ludmilla, a put-upon housewife, lives with Nikolai, her cheerfully despotic husband, in a cramped Moscow apartment. When Nikolai's comrade from the Civil War, Volodya, arrives to work as a printer but can find no lodging, Nikolai offers him the sofa in their apartment. While Nikolai is out of town, Ludmilla and Volodya become lovers. When Nikolai discovers this, he leaves, but is forced to return when he cannot find housing. The three live together until Ludmilla discovers she is pregnant, which precipitates an ironic resolution of the housing situation.
New York Times, Vincent Canby, 2/2/96
01:15
Vineyard Theatre
108 East 15th Street
New York, NY 10003-9689
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