COVID-Classics

one-act plays for the age of quarantine

 

by Anton Chekhov, Luigi Pirandello, August Strindberg and Guillaume Apollinaire

Once the plague is established in a city, normal social order collapses.

Antoin Artaud (1938)

This vibrant assortment of short plays brings together tales from trailblazing writers whose creative experiments redefined the possibilities of theatre in moments of seismic change. Reimagining works by master dramatists Anton Chekhov, Luigi Pirandello, August Strindberg, and the first surrealist, Guillaume Apollinaire, this lively, eclectic collection reaches into the past and finds surprising echoes in the present.