Man in a Case

Man in a Case

Man in a Case

February 21 – March 24, 2013

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

Read Chekhov’s The Man in a Case and About Love

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.

All photos by T. Charles Erickson.


Adaptation & Direction
Annie-B Parson & Paul Lazar

Annie-B Parson

Set Designer
Peter Ksander

Costume Designer
Oana Botez

Lighting Designer
Jennifer Tipton

Sound Designer
Tei Blow

Video Designer
Jeff Larson

Music Director
Chris Giarmo

Production Supervisor
Jenni Bowman

Associate Video Designer
Keith Skretch

Associate Producer
Alexandra Rosenberg


Mikhail Baryshnikov

Jess Barbagallo

Chris Giarmo

Tymberly Canale

Aaron Mattocks


United Technologies

Production Sponsors

Principal production support provided by the Estate of Cynthia Kellogg Barrington

Restaurant Partner