Access expert-written guides and theatre resources. Join Today! It's Free!

The leading resource for theatre artists

Afterplay

Afterplay

Play


Writer:


Overview


Synopsis

Brian Friel’s one-act Afterplay takes two Chekov characters and has them meet up twenty years after the original plays are over. Sonya, Uncle Vanya’s devoted niece, and Andrey, the intellectual but henpecked brother from The Three Sisters meet in a Moscow café and exchange stories – which are, indeed, stories. Each weaves a fantasy tale of what life should have been, but while Andrey quickly admits that he is only dreaming of what might have been, Sonya clings to the hope that her fantasies may still come to pass. The characters provide an evening of comfort to each other in a revolutionary Moscow that neither would have recognized twenty years ago.


Characters

Female

Lead

Spoken

Male

Lead

Spoken



Show Information

Book:
Category
Play
Number of Acts:
1 Act
First Produced:
2002
Time & Place
moscow
Cast Size
small
Casting Notes:

Includes adult, mature adult characters

Half-Price Ticket Hot Sellers