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A Winter People
Written and Directed by Chay Yew
August 14 - September 19, 2004

A brilliant adaptation of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, Chay Yew's A Winter People is sexy, lyrical and longing, and cleverly folds in pieces of other Chekhov masterworks to present a haunting portrait of a family in transition.






Featuring Melody Butiu, Teddy Chen Culver, Dennis Dun, Emily Kuroda, Lydia Look, Ken Narasaki, Elizabeth Pan, Jeanne Sakata, Greg Watanabe, Ryun Yu

Scenic Design Yevgenia Nayberg

Costume Design Dori Quan

Lighting Design Jose Lopez

Sound Design John Zalewski

Original Music Nathan Wang

Production Stage Manager Winnie Lok

Publicist Aldrich & Associates

Production Photography Ed Krieger

“An exquisite example of how the classics can be radically adapted and yet sound as if written by the original author.”   -European Cultural Review

“A visually elegant panorama.”   -LA Weekly

“A fine production that takes a familiar work and places it into a new setting that makes a classic artistic work as fresh and moving as intended.”   -Accessibly Live Off-Line

“Brilliant…even more thought provoking [than Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard] with its modern themes, and it differs just enough to make it original and a must see.”   -Center Stage

Remarkable…a lovely, beautifully realized updating of Chekhov’s greatest masterpiece…under Yew’s visionary direction, A Winter People is sumptuously produced, breathtakingly rendered.”   -Entertainment Today

“The enormously gifted Kuroda is appealing…Jeanne Sakata’s brilliant…Yew and Chekhov seem to be in step, with emotionally satisfying results.”   -Backstage West

“Inspired.”   -Los Angeles Times

“Fascinating stuff, supremely well acted…thrilling.”   -Pasadena Star News

Nominated for three Ovation Awards

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