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.
Includes adult, mature adult characters