Saintly Simplicity

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A South African stage version of Anton Chekhov's short story of this name, which tells of a son who returns home to visit his father after many years absence. The father, a priest, cannot believe his son, now a very successful lawyer, has become so wealthy and distant.

Performance history in South Africa

2004: Chekhov Festival, directed by Grethe Fox, starring Dale Cutts, Tom Fairfoot and Milan Murray.

2014: Performed in the Chekhov Festival at the The Fringe at Joburg Theatre in June 2014. Directed by Grethe Fox, with Kevin Smith, Maurice Paige, Linda Sokhulu and Bradley Olivier.


The Star, 27 July 2004.

Final week of Chekhov Festival at The Fringe, Headlines 11/06/2014[1]

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