Reading Series – “The Bear” by Anton Chekhov

  • BY: Anton Checkov
  • SHOW DATES: Thursday, July 29, 2021


Thu, Jul 29 2021


7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Mendocino Theatre Company’s READING ON THE RADIO series continues on Thursday, July 29th at 7:00 PM with a reading of THE BEAR, a joke in one act by Anton Chekhov.  Written in 1888, THE BEAR is one of Chekhov’s many “farce-vaudevilles”…little theatrical “jokes”.  It’s fast-paced and lots of fun!

Smirnov (Mark Friedrich) is determined to collect the debt owed by Elena Popova’s late husband; Luka (Bob Cohen) is determined to help Mrs. Popov leave her self-imposed mourning, and Elena (Gina O’Feral) is determined to remain chaste as revenge for her late husband’s philandering.

Will love, life, and seduction win out over stubbornness and self-deception?  Will it all end in a duel…or a wedding?  Tune in to KZYX on  July 29th, at 7 PM to find out!  Or stream it online at