Tiny Vaudevilles: Two Short Plays by Anton Chekhov


For those of you who loved the vaudevillian comedy in Zuppa Theatre Co.’s Slowly I Turn: A Parlor Vaudeville In One Act – it’s back, and this time it’s Russian!

This May, say “dosvedanya” to winter doldrums and “hello” to laughter as the Zuppa Theatre Co. ensemble brings their trademark theatrical style to Anton Chekhov’s The Bear and The Proposal. Written in the heyday of Vaudeville, these two Mini Farces, or Jokes in One Act, are fast-paced comedies full of preposterous situations and miscommunications, pratfalls, broken furniture, exasperation, fainting spells, and more.

Drink-a-long with the characters! Each $5 drink-a-long ticket will get you 2 oz of Iceberg Vodka or a snifter of Garrison Brewing Co.’s Grand Baltic Porter. There will be six opportunities to raise your glass–three times in each act.

You must be 19+ to drink-a-long.

Tiny Vaudevilles was sponsored and supported by:Canada Council for the Arts, Arts Nova Scotia, Iceberg Vodka,Garrison Brewing Co., Armbrae Academy, Dee Dee’s Ice Cream, Yelp! Halifax, Bell and Grant, and Harding Premiere Realty;, and was hosted at The Music Room.

Praise for Tiny Vaudevilles:

“…deceptively simple and definitely delightful…many elements of the show are held together with such easy charm that you probably won’t realize what a tour de force you’ve seen until the laughter dies down” – Kate Watson, The Coast, Halifax NS

“It goes right for the funny bone” – Elissa Barnard, The Chronicle Herald, Halifax NS

“Tiny Vaudevilles is a pure celebration of silliness for silliness’ sake…it reminds us that regardless of how beautiful the poetics of language…there is something innate in all of us that loves to watch the clown slip on the banana peel…it’s shamelessly euphoric in its own ability to charm.” – Amanda Campbell, TWISI Theatre Blog


Written by Anton Chekhov
Directed by The Company
Performed by Stewart Legere, Susan Leblanc-Crawford*, Ben Stone*

Translated by Julian West

*with permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association


There are no current or upcoming productions of Tiny Vaudevilles: Two Short Plays by Anton Chekhov.

Past Productions

May 7 – 11, 2014
The Music Room
Halifax, Nova Scotia