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Antaeus Archive:

1994 Season

The Wood Demon

March 27 – May 22, 1994

Written by: Anton Chekhov, In a World Premiere Translation by Nicholas Saunders & Frank Dwyer
Directed by: Frank Dwyer

The Sixth Event of the 1993-1994 Season at the Mark Taper Forum

Act I – The garden on Zheltoukhin’s estate. After 2:00 p.m.
Act II – The Serebryakov’s dining room. After 1:00 a.m.
Act III – The Serebryakov’s living room. Daytime.
Act IV – The forest. The house by the water mill. Late afternoon.


Recommended for Ages 16+


Semyon/Orlovsky/Vassili/Sergey: John Achorn
Waffles/Sergey/Yefim/Semyon: John Apicella, Jeremy Lawrence
Marya Vassiliyevna: Anne Gee Byrd
Yulya/Sonya/Maid: Marsha Dietlein
Sonya/Yelena: Nike Doukas
Waffles/Orlovsky/Serebryakov: Frank Dwyer
Wood Demon: Mark Harelik
Zhorzh/Fyodor/Vassili: Dan Kern
Fyodor: Eric Allan Kramer
Vassili/Fyodor/Yefim/Zheltoukhin: Donald Sage Mackay
Serebryakov/Zhorzh: Dakin Matthews
Sonya/Marya Vassiliyevna: Rose Portillo
Zhorzh: Lawrence Pressman
Orlovsky/Serebryakov: Nicholas Saunders
Zheltoukhin/Wood Demon: Raphael Sbarge, John Walcutt
Maid/Marya Vassiliyevna/Yulya/Yelena: Mary Stark
Yulya/Maid: Janellen Steininger
Yelena: Lorraine Toussaint

*member, Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S. This production is presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Los Angeles Membership Company Rule

Production Team

Set and Lighting Design: D. Martyn Bookwalter
Costume Design: Holly Poe Durbin
Sound Design: Jon Gottlieb
Music Composed by Theo Saunders
Production Stage Manager: Jill Ragaway

“A spectacular production… As a rep group, they’re superb.” – Daily Variety

“This Wood Demon is a rare treat.” – Neal Weaver



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