Man in a Case
February 21 – March 24
Adapted from Two Stories by Anton Chekhov
Adapted and Directed by Annie-B Parson & Paul Lazar/Big Dance Theater
Choreographed by Annie-B Parson
Featuring Mikhail Baryshnikov
"Sly and theatrically adventuresome!"
$36.50 | $51.50 | $71.50 | $91.50 | $106.50
Student Ticket Prices
$36.50 | $36.50 | $56.50 | $76.50 | $91.50
Includes all fees. Prices subject to change without notice.
Running time: 1 hour, 15 minutes with no intermission
Recommended ages: 14 and up
In Chekhov's brilliant tale of humor and despair, a pair of hunters talk late into the night. They share stories: one of an officious, anti-social man and his involvement with an aggressively extroverted woman. The second, a tale of moral ambiguity in which the protagonist forgoes his love for a married woman. Though seemingly different, both are tales of fear trumping the pursuit of life's most promising possibilities. Drawing from material as varied as surveillance footage, folk dance, instructional hunting videos, and interviews with the cast, MAN IN A CASE creates a bridge between our time and that of these two 19th-century anti-love stories. Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, the team behind the internationally acclaimed Big Dance Theater, bring their signature style--fusing theater, dance, music and video--to this world premiere adaptation.
Mikhail Baryshnikov with Jess Barbagallo, Tymberly Canale, Chris Giarmo, and Aaron Mattocks.
Man in a Case is produced by Baryshnikov Productions in association with ArKtype/Thomas O. Kriegsmann.
Adaptation & Direction
Annie-B Parson & Paul Lazar
Associate Video Designer
February 7, 7:30pm
West Hartford Public Library, 20 S. Main Street, West Hartford
February 12, 7:00pm
Prosser Library, One Tunxis Avenue, Bloomfield
Senior Dramaturg Elizabeth Williamson gives community talks on each show in the season, at the Bloomfield and West Hartford Public Libraries.
Dinner + Design
February 27, 6:00pm
Members of our Production Management discuss co-productions and share what it takes to create the theatrical worlds of our season. Learn more about the magic that happens backstage while enjoying a pre-show dinner. (Dinner at 6 p.m. before the 7:30 p.m. curtain).
The Producer's Table
March 7, 6:00pm
Managing Director Mike Stotts hosts a pre-show dinner, where he gives you a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to produce a play. Dinner at 6:00 p.m. before the 7:30 p.m. curtain.
Join members of the cast and our Artistic staff for a free discussion, immediately following select 7:30 p.m. performances on Tuesday or 2 p.m. Wednesday matinees. Mr. Baryshnikov will be unable to attend these events. FREE
LGBT Night Out
February 28, 6:15pm
Pre-show nosh and complimentary wine (plus drink specials at cash bar) for our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patrons. FREE
Sunday Afternoon Discussion
Enjoy a lecture from artists and scholars connected with the production immediately following the 2 p.m. matinee. Mr. Baryshnikov will be unable to attend this event. FREE
Open Captioned Performances
For patrons who are deaf or have hearing loss. FREE
Audio Described Performances
March 16, 2:00pm
For patrons who are blind or have low vision. FREE
The New York Times Profiles Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar
Video: An Interview with Mikhail Baryshnikov at Lincoln Center
Photos: Gallery from In Paris featuring Mikhail Baryshnikov at Lincoln Center
Video: Big Dance Theater perform "Supernatural Wife"
Video: Big Dance Theater perform "Comme Toujours Here I Stand"
Mikhail Baryshnikov Videos on YouTube