The News from St. Petersburg

The News from St. Petersburg
by Rich Orloff

Productions (21)
  • Comedy
  • 20 - 25 minutes
  • 1 f, 3 m
  • Set: A home in 1905 Russia

The News from St. Petersburg
by Rich Orloff

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Productions (21)
  • Comedy
  • 20 - 25 minutes
  • 1 f, 3 m
  • Set: A home in 1905 Russia

Set in 1905 Russia, this Chekhovian spoof follows the effect of a revolutionary rumor on an aristocratic couple, their doctor, and an overworked and temporarily overjoyed serf. The lives of both rich and poor are constantly shifting as ignorance leads to hearsay and then to sobering reality. (This play can also be performed as part of the full-length collection HA!)

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Min. Performance Fee* $40
Standard Edition $9.99
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Play Details

Set in 1905 Russia, this Chekhovian spoof follows the effect of a revolutionary rumor on an aristocratic couple, their doctor, and an overworked and temporarily overjoyed serf. The lives of both rich and poor are constantly shifting as ignorance leads to hearsay and then to sobering reality. (This play can also be performed as part of the full-length collection HA!)

  • Comedy
  • 20 - 25 minutes
  • 1 f, 3 m
  • Set: A home in 1905 Russia

Published Reviews

"How many playwrights are playing the failed 1905 uprising in Czarist Russia for laughs? Orloff proves to be a genuinely witty writer, capable of imagination and deft jokes. Good stuff."

The New York Press

"A delicious and engaging treat."

From the Birdsnest

Production History

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APR 18, 2017 - APR 18, 2017
Lion's Paw Theatre Company
Webster Groves, MO United States
Lion's Paw Theatre Company Webster Groves, MO United States
NOV 11, 2016 - NOV 13, 2016
St. Joseph's Catholic School
North Charleston, SC United States
St. Joseph's Catholic School North Charleston, SC United States
NOV 09, 2016 - NOV 09, 2016
St. Joseph's Catholic School
Greenville, SC United States
St. Joseph's Catholic School Greenville, SC United States
MAY 02, 2016 - MAY 05, 2016
University Of Northwestern-St.Paul
St. Paul, MN United States
University Of Northwestern-St.Paul St. Paul, MN United States
NOV 19, 2015 - NOV 21, 2015
Trine University Drama Club
Angola, IN United States
Trine University Drama Club Angola, IN United States
OCT 11, 2015 - OCT 14, 2015
The Theater At Hollywood And Vine
Duxbury, MA United States
The Theater At Hollywood And Vine Duxbury, MA United States
NOV 12, 2014 - NOV 15, 2014
Strake Jesuit College Prep
Houston, TX United States
Strake Jesuit College Prep Houston, TX United States
MAY 02, 2014 - MAY 03, 2014
Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School
Cambridge, MA United States
Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School Cambridge, MA United States
MAY 17, 2013 - MAY 18, 2013
Bergen County Academies
Hackensack, NJ United States
Bergen County Academies Hackensack, NJ United States
JAN 31, 2012 - FEB 02, 2012
Wooster High School
Reno, NV United States
Wooster High School Reno, NV United States
APR 15, 2011 - APR 16, 2011
Ripon College
Ripon, WI United States
Ripon College Ripon, WI United States
AUG 21, 2010 - AUG 22, 2010
Greenville Little Theatre
Greenville, SC United States
Greenville Little Theatre Greenville, SC United States
FEB 05, 2010 - FEB 06, 2010
Lee's Summit High School
Lee's Summit, MO United States
Lee's Summit High School Lee's Summit, MO United States
OCT 23, 2009 - OCT 24, 2009
Cannon School
Concord, NC United States
Cannon School Concord, NC United States
MAY 26, 2006 - MAY 28, 2006
Saint John's Preparatory School Drama Guild
Lowell, MA United States
Saint John's Preparatory School Drama Guild Lowell, MA United States
APR 07, 2006 - APR 07, 2006
Not Quite Average Theatre
Kirkland Lake, ON Canada
Not Quite Average Theatre Kirkland Lake, ON Canada
DEC 02, 2004 - DEC 03, 2004
Wittenberg University
Springfield, OH United States
Wittenberg University Springfield, OH United States
DEC 01, 2004 - DEC 03, 2004
Strake Jesuit
Houston, TX United States
Strake Jesuit Houston, TX United States
JAN 01, 1994 - DEC 31, 1994
New Hope Performing Arts Festival
New Hope, PA United States
New Hope Performing Arts Festival New Hope, PA United States
JAN 01, 1989 - DEC 31, 1989
Manhattan Punch Line Festival
New York, NY United States
Manhattan Punch Line Festival New York, NY United States
JAN 01, 1987 - DEC 31, 1987
Victory Gardens Theatre
Chicago, IL United States
Victory Gardens Theatre Chicago, IL United States
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Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
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APR 18, 2017 - APR 18, 2017
Lion's Paw Theatre Company
Webster Groves, MO United States
Lion's Paw Theatre Company Webster Groves, MO United States
JAN 01, 1994 - DEC 31, 1994
New Hope Performing Arts Festival
New Hope, PA United States
New Hope Performing Arts Festival New Hope, PA United States
JAN 01, 1989 - DEC 31, 1989
Manhattan Punch Line Festival
New York, NY United States
Manhattan Punch Line Festival New York, NY United States
JAN 01, 1987 - DEC 31, 1987
Victory Gardens Theatre
Chicago, IL United States
Victory Gardens Theatre Chicago, IL United States