|Fathers and Sons|
|Stage Manager||Elizabeth Sarsfield|
Gallery, MacVey Theatre
Roles to be Cast
|Eugene Bazarov||24||Male||A medical student and nihilist YouTuber. Mentor figure to Arkady. Intellectual, fiery, a fighter. Son of Vassily.|
|Arkady Kirsanov||22||Male||Recent college grad looking for direction in life. Follower of Bazarov's channel, now his friend. Sweet, hopeful, sensitive. Son of Nikolai.|
|50s||Male||Lifelong auto mechanic. Wants his son to be happy but doesn't want to interfere. Gentle, rough around the edges. Father of Arkady.|
|Fenichka Nikolayevna||40s||Female||An online adjunct theater teacher. Spends nights teaching students in China the history of theater. Responsible, hardworking, slightly disillusioned. Partner of Nikolai.|
|Pavel Kirsanov||50s-60s||Male||Real estate investor, Wall-Street type. Wears full suit even though he lives in the country with his brother. Clashes with Bazarov. Brother of Nikolai. Uncle of Arkady.|
|Viktor Sitnikov||21||Any||Overeager college student. Took one Intro to Pysch class and now believes free will does not exist.|
|Anna Odinstov||28||Female||Polygraphist. One of the few sincerely open-minded people in the world. Shows few prejudices but also few convictions. Confident, witty, intuitive. Intrigued by Bazarov. Sister to Katya.|
|Katya Odintsov||20||Female||Hairdresser. Finds it hard to escape from older sister's shadow. Meek, observant, hardheaded. Younger sister of Anna.|
|Vassily Bazarov||50s-60s||Male||Retired army surgeon. Adoring father of Bazarov, proud his son is following in his line of work. Gregarious, giving, comical. Husband to Arina.|
|Arina Bazarov||50s-60s||Female||Homemaker. Adoring mother of Bazarov, also afraid of scaring him away. Overbearing but goodhearted. Superstitious, busy, doting. Wife of Vassily.|
|Synopsis||Recent graduate Arkady Kirsanov returns home to his father’s house in the country. With him is his enigmatic friend, Evgeny Bazarov, a nihilist YouTuber. Arkady’s father is shocked to learn his son shares his outlook on life: he rejects art, nature, romanticism of any kind. But practice is messier than theory. The appearance of intelligent Anna Odintsova tests the friends’ convictions. Arkady tries to woo her; however, she takes an interest in Bazarov, who is soon disgusted to realize he has fallen in love.|
Intimacy and Fight Choreography: 1) Kissing between Bazarov and Anna. 2) A physical fight between Bazarov and Arkady. 3) Pavel points a gun at Bazarov.
For more information about specific moments of intimacy/violence and who is involved in these see here.
1/17 Spring Classes Begin, 1/22 Seol-nal. 1/22 Chinese New Year (Year of the Rabbit), 1/22 Tet Nguyen Dan, 2/5 Thaipusam, 2/2 Groundhog Day, 2/12 Superbowl, 2/20 Tsagaan Sar, 2/14 St. Valentine's Day, 2/15 Nirvana Day, 2/20 Presidents’ Day, 2/18 Lailat al Miraj*, 2/18 Maha Shivaratri, 2/21 Mardi Gras, 2/22 Ash Wednesday (Beginning of Lent), 2/21 Losar
* Holidays marked with an asterisk (*) begin at sundown on the previous day.