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The Yalta Game

(Included in the volume THE YALTA GAME; THE BEAR; AFTERPLAY)

ISBN: 978-0-8222-3692-4
One Act, Short Romantic Comedy
1 man, 1 woman
Total Cast: 2, Flexible Set


FEE: $35 per performance.
THE STORY: Developed from a theme in Chekhov’s 1899 story “The Lady with the Dog.” Two strangers meet on holiday and almost manage to convince one another that disappointments are “merely the postponement of the complete happiness to come…”
“[THE YALTA GAME] captures the egotism of love and the lack of fulfilment and self-knowledge that can lie even at the heart of sexual passion…” —The Daily Telegraph (UK).