A play written in the style of Anton Chekov, set on a Starship in the year 3047.

A diplomatic mission brings a professor and his lovely alien wife and faithful doctor aboard the Starship Astrov, where unspoken love and misunderstandings abound between the ship's crew and the guests. As times adapt, will the future change us, or will humanity stay the same at heart?

 


"Pflaster has reimagined some of Chekhov's characters and plotting with aplomb." 

~Andy Probst

 Theatermania

"Pflaster's show is sure to become a cult classic along the lines of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and one can just see it being done all over the place. "


"Pflaster packs his dialogue with clever one-liners, and the actors commit to their material... An amusing evening of theater."

- Michael Roderick

 99 and Under the Radar (BWW)

~Rachel Crouthamel

Show Business Weekly


"Pflaster packs his dialogue with clever one-liners, and the actors commit to their material... An amusing evening of theater."

Winner MITF Award

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play or Musical -

Jennifer Gawlik as Ensign Ally January 

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"The remarkable thing is that it actually works, and works well, due in large part to playwright Duncan Pflaster's ability to walk the fine line between humor and pathos, just like Chekhov before him. Astrov is a very funny play,

~ Byrne Harrison, StageBuzz

 photographs by Brad Fryman.

L-R :Philip Emeott as Dr. Rosy, Walter Brandes as Captain January, Ariel Estrada as Professor Cole, and Elizabeth A. Davis as Celaria

Original Cast

The Starship Astrov, A Chekhovian Space Comedy in Four Acts, was produced by Oberon Theatre Ensemble in the Midtown International Theatre Festival July 2010. The show was directed by Eric Parness, and starred Walter Brandes*, Elizabeth A. Davis*, Philip Emeott, Ariel Estrada*, Jennifer Gawlik*, Rafael Jordan*, and Christine Verleny.

 

Stage Manager - Jenna Lazar ~ Assistant Director - Jaime Carillo ~ Lighting Design - Isabella F. Byrd ~ Costume Design - Mark Richard Caswell ~ Sound Design - Nick Moore

 

Oberon Theatre Ensemble did a reading of the show on Monday, November 4th, 2009 as part of their November Reading Series. The Production was directed by Eric Parness, and starred Gabe Bettio, Walter Brandes, Don Castro, Jane Cortney, Jarel Davidow, Jennifer Gawlik, and Laura Siner.