Running time: 1 hour and 40 minutes, with one intermission

Anton Chekhov is known for his famous relationship with actress Olga Knipper, but was she the love of his life? Gavin Reub directs Sweet Lika, a very Chekhovian romance in which humor holds love at arm’s length. Adapted by Serge Gregory from the letters of Anton Chekhov and Lika Mizinova.

The Great Soul of Russia reading series returns to ACT for its sixth season! Using short works by Chekhov and other celebrated writers from around the world, each evening explores a different dramatic theme. These readings are specially curated, directed and performed by members of The Seagull Project Ensemble, along with invited guest artists from Seattle's vibrant theatre scene. Come and experience great stories well told and discover why we say that all roads lead to Chekhov.

Part of the series: The Great Soul of Russia

Seagull The Seagull Project was formed out of a passion for the great works of Anton Chekhov. Having met and collaborated on Seattle Shakespeare Company's wildly successful Threepenny Opera  in 2011, the founding producers immediately sought a new collaboration; one which allowed the actors to take the time needed to create an ensemble and honor the work of Chekhov with bravery, honesty, simplicity, and elegance. In January of 2013, they opened The Seagull in ACT's Falls Theatre, garnering both audience and critical acclaim. In April of 2014, The Seagull Project had the great distinction of becoming the first American ensemble in history to perform at the Ilkhom Theatre in Tashkent, Uzbekistan - a Seattle sister city. Upon their return, they produced Chekhov's Three Sisters in January of 2015. Learn more about The Seagull Project at www.theseagullproject.org .