CUCNY Insiders Series: The Chekhov Variety Show
The Chekhov Variety Show, now in its ninth year, is New York City’s longest-running annual celebration of Anton Chekhov’s birthday. This year Yaddo joins other literary partners in bringing you this wonderful evening of stories, song, comedy, and some soon-to-be-revealed Yaddo special guests.
Join us April 26 at City Winery for this extraordinary celebration!
Doors open: 6PM
Dinner service begins at 6PM. The seats you have purchased are yours for the evening and there is no need to make dining reservations.
Performance beings: 8PM
Cost: $25 per ticket
The ticket price covers the performance. Dining and beverage purchases are à la carte.
Reserve now for a seat at the CUCNY table. Limited number of tickets available.
This year’s event celebrates artist-heroes like Chekhov (one of history’s most effective prison reform advocates) and features a performance by free expression activist Mai Khoi, known as Vietnam’s Lady Gaga, Bjork and Pussy Riot all rolled into one.
Valorie Curry (The Tick) and Sam Underwood (Fear the Walking Dead) lead a troupe of Chekhov-loving performers in a night of comic readings of Chekhov’s early funny stuff and “Why We’re Miserable According to Chekhov” by Chekhov superfan and host Laura Strausfeld. Musical guests include Chapman/Sirna-Frest’s “Chekhovian Song Cycle,” New York City’s favorite Chekhov rock band, Mai Khoi and more!
Sponsored by Columbia University’s Harriman Institute, in partnership with Yaddo, PEN America’s Artist at Risk Connection, and the International Free Expression Project. Special thanks to CUCNY Governor, Joseph Ehrlich.