The original text
Anton Chekhov's short story.
It 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.
Translations and adaptations
Adapted for the stage by Grethe Fox in 2004.
Performance history in South Africa
2014: Performed at the second Chekhov Festival at the The Fringe at Joburg Theatre in June 2014. Adapted and directed by Grethe Fox, with Kevin Smith, Maurice Paige, Linda Sokhulu and Bradley Olivier.
The Star, 27 July 2004.
Sue Segar. 2014. "Grethe Fox’s super-charged career", in Weekend Argus (Sunday Edition), 12 October.
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