written and directed by Guillermo Calderón
June 16-23, 2013
Neva is set in the winter of 1905. Olga Knipper, the widow of Anton Chekhov, and two other actors huddle together in a rehearsal room as revolution rings throughout St. Petersburg. Outside in the city streets striking workers are struggling against the Tsarist regime. Inside the actors recreate scenes from their own lives and seek to find the meaning of art in turbulent times. The production of Neva marks the first-ever collaboration between South Coast Repertory, La Jolla Playhouse and Center Theatre Group and is the West Coast premiere of the English translation of Calderón’s play.