The eminent playwright and physician Anton Chekhov visits the country home of Pavla and her husband Mikhail Ivanovich to examine the couple's ailing daughter, Raissa. But when Chekhov arrives, nobody recognizes him but the maid. Pavla and Mikhail are distracted by an unwelcome visit from their covetous neighbor, Stepan Stepanovich, who has his eye on both the Ivanovich cherry orchard and Pavla. While solving Raissa's ailment and negotiating the sale of Pavla's cherry trees, Dr. Chekhov comes away with a brilliant idea for a new play...
- 15 - 20 minutes
- 2 f, 3 m
- Set: A room with table and chairs, doors opening onto veranda, view of cherry orchard.