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Presented by University of SC Department of Theatre and Dance at Longstreet Theatre, Columbia SC

Nov 09 - 17 2018

Theatre SC presents Anton Chekhov’s rarely-performed first play.

By Anton Chekhov
Directed by Steven Pearson
This first, originally untitled farce by influential playwright Anton Chekhov was never published in his lifetime.  Finding himself on a downward spiral fueled by lust and alcohol, disillusioned schoolteacher Mikhail Platonov proudly lives by the credo “speak ill of everything.”  Platonov’s cynical wit and world-weariness belie a charisma that proves irresistible to the opposite sex, leading him into a tangled – and dangerous – web of love and

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Students  |  $15
USC Faculty/Staff, Military, Seniors 60+ |  $20
General Public  |  $22

Tickets available online at, or from the box office.

The box office opens one week prior to the run of each production and is open Monday – Friday from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.  Additionally, the box office is open two hours before each performance.

Contact: 803-777-2551


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Longstreet Theatre

911 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC 29201

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