by Jim Murchison
Many of the students will not get the opportunity to play in Chekhov comedy any time soon, if ever.
Phil Hughes, is particularly good in a variety of roles and although I enjoyed him as a nervous young suitor and as a neighbour collecting a debt from a decidedly un-merry widow, it was as the exasperated bank employee that I think he was at his best.
Not every transition went as smoothly as it could have and there were some subtleties in the transitions that were missed or rough, but the flavour and tone were achieved very well. Many of the students will not get the opportunity to play in Chekhov comedy any time soon, if ever. Although Chekhov is most known for his dramas which may be what his soul was about, I think his heart was in his comedies. It is great to have a chance to see them again.
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