Chekhov Comedy at SUNY Oneonta

The Marriage Proposal and The Brute , two one act comedies written by Anton Chekhov will be performed at SUNY Oneonta’s Hamblin Theater starting March 24th through March 26th at 8:00pm and March 27th at 2pm

A night of one act farces awaits! These situation, Russian comedies bring a nonsensical, lighthearted evening of fun. The Marriage Proposal intertwines an aging, sturdy farm girl named Natasha and her hypochondriac, well dressed suitor, Lomov, who, despite all the ailments he believes he has, is determined to propose marriage to her even if it means heart attacks, fainting spells, and the battle of land and dog. If Lomov can get past the quarrelling, The Marriage Proposal might actually have a proposal.

The Brute follows a widow of seven months who is determined to over dramatically prove her loyalty to her deceased husband. When a man comes seeking payment for the debt owed to him by her late husband, a battle of wits, vodka and seduction ensue followed by the eminent dueling in the garden. Two people, not so lucky in love, finally find it…except maybe Toby, the horse.

The Marriage Proposal and The Brute are directed by Micaelina Velardi and produced by the Mask and Hammer Theatre Club, with†funding by the Student Association. Tickets for general admission†are $5 or $3 with a Student ID.  Tickets can be purchased at Hunt Union or online at