Aug 13 - 29 2015
Gusev, by Anton Chekhov, adapted and directed by G...

Gusev, by Anton Chekhov, adapted and directed by G...

Presented by Breaking String Theatre at Salvage Vanguard Theater

Gusev tells the story of a young army private, recently discharged, on a voyage home from his posting in Siberian coast. Infected with tuberculosis, Gusev drifts in and out of consciousness, experiencing poignant dreams of domestic idylls, and terrifying nightmares just as primal and powerful as the powerful ocean, whose rolling waves and abyssal depths lurk just beyond the ship’s hull.

Gusev marks Breaking String Theater’s first collaboration with noted choreographer Erica Gionfriddo, whose dance compositions help express Gusev’s stunning hallucinations and the ocean’s awe-inspiring power—essential elements in Chekhov’s dark, hopeful tale of a young man’s coming to terms with his own passing into the next world.

Featuring Keith Machekanyanga as Gusev, Steve Price as Pavel Ivanych, with Brock England, Hunter Sturgis, Sergio Alvarado, Zac Crofford, Amy Morrow and Jenny Alperin.

The creative team includes Erica Gionfriddo (choreography), Ia Enstera (set), Natalie George (lighting), Pam Friday (costumes), Robert Fisher (sound) and Julia Smith (projection).


Admission Info

TICKETS: General Admission: $15 – 30, Sliding scale

Student rush tickets released 10 minutes before curtain for all performances: $10


Phone: 512-761-3247


Dates & Times

2015/08/13 - 2015/08/29

Additional time info:

Industry Night Monday Aug. 24 – Artists pay-what-you-can; Wednesday Performance Aug. 26 – (Pay-what-you-can); Talk-back Saturday, Aug. 20 following the performance

Location Info

Salvage Vanguard Theater

2803 Manor Road, Austin, TX 78722