The 4 Seasons
Preview: November 1
November 2-December 2
The Lab Theater
Featuring Heidi Bakke, Joy Dolo and Steven Epp
Directed By Dominique Serrand
Conceived by Steven Epp, Nathan Keepers and Dominique Serrand
Minneapolis theater company tries to get a handle on change with '4 Seasons'
By Chris Hewitt Star Tribune
“The Moving Company's new show "The 4 Seasons" is not by Anton Chekhov but it's influenced enough by the playwright to feel like a love letter to him.
"I think it will feel like that for us as we're performing it. It's such a beautiful world he makes," says Steven Epp, who acts in the show and is on the company's artistic staff with Nathan Keepers and Dominique Serrand.
Chekhov insisted his plays were comedies but, like them, "4 Seasons" is a plot-light drama that reveals how people respond to difficult times. Moving Company came out of the ashes of Theatre de la Jeune Lune and both companies sought the humor in tragedy and the drama in comedy.
What's it about, exactly? Epp, Heidi Bakke and Joy Dolo play laborers in a present-day hotel in "4 Seasons," but if you want to know more about a piece that Epp admits is "a hard one to describe," you need to look at its roots.” Read more…