And yet, only a few minutes in, everyone is performing with such snap and vigor that one's memories of all those droopy, depressive Chehkov revivals are instantly banished. A dinner scene is staged with tables and chairs on wheels, the constantly changing arrangements exposing the emotional crosscurrents at the meal. As Masha, who fruitlessly loves Konstantin, Nichols is stoic to the point of masochism. Tucker takes on the drag role of Mrs. Nichols is a fine Elinor, a vein of real passion percolating under her almost forbiddingly correct exterior, and O'Connell is spot-on both as Edward, her morally compromised lover, and Robert, Edward's dissipated brother. Laura Baranik captures Nina's coltish enthusiasm for life and her intense feeling for Trigorin; when she returns a broken woman, she is, intriguingly, both tougher, in her understanding of the world and her failed career, and more fragile, in her utter heartbreak. Steinmetz strikes exactly the right tone of gravity as Elinor and Marianne's mother, although she adopts a bizarre set of mannerisms as a young lady of society who can't keep her mouth shut. You just need to get a grip.
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