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The Proposal


May 16, 20207:30 pm
May 17, 20202:00 pm

The Erie Playhouse will begin live streaming productions as part of their new Quarantine Series “The Playhouse – At Home.” Our first production will be Anton Chekhov’s hilarious THE PROPOSAL.

First performed in 1890, THE PROPOSAL is a farcical look at love, marriage, conflict, and convenience set in late 19th century Russia. Set in the rural countryside home of Stephan Chubukov and his lovely daughter Natalya, a neighbor, Ivan Lomov visits to ask for Natalya’s hand in marriage. Ivan is a nervous hypochondriac, which tends to complicate matters, especially when his proposal doesn’t go as planned. Stephan is overjoyed at the prospect, but Natalya is a proud young woman and doesn’t immediately recognize Ivan’s bumbling intentions. They soon enter into rowdy quarrels about land boundaries and hunting dogs. Will they ever marry? Will Ivan even survive?


Stephan Chubukov
Ken Brundage

Natalya Chubukov
Maeve Kirby

Ivan Vassiliyitch Lomov
Michael Haas