Chekov’s masterpiece tells the story of an aristocratic Russian landowner who returns to her family estate just before it is auctioned to pay the mortgage, and her increasingly desperate attempts to save the property. The play’s brilliance lies in its use of a critical historical moment, the aftermath of the abolition of serfdom in Russia – to explore and provide deep insights into families and relationships, all done with humor and intense drama. By Anton Chekhov. Directed by Bill Peters. Performance dates, times and tickets available online.