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We Play Chekhov: Two Short Stories

Breaking String Theatre, the fiercest purveyors of Russian plays (vintage and contemporary) in this town, present a couple of Chekhov short stories adapted for the stage, directed by Graham Schmidt, and performed by the cream of Austin's acting crop. "The Black Monk" is about an aging scholar who is visited by an apparition in the form of a monk; "The Beyoncé" is Eliza Bent's take on the maestro's "The Fiancée." Through Aug. 24. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $20-40.

Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside, Austin, 512/457-5100

www.breakingstring.com


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