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