Cate Blanchett is one of our favorite actresses in Hollywood, but what many don’t know is that she’s actually a brilliant stage performer as well. Her performances off-Broadway in A Streetcar Named Desire and Uncle Vanya were masterful and electric. Now, with The Present, Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh bring to life the Sydney Theatre Company’s new adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s first play, which unfolds over the course of a raucous weekend birthday celebration in the Russian countryside. Old flames ignite in this passionate and bitingly comic play. Don’t miss the chance to see Cate Blanchett on stage in this strictly limited production.
Check out this video from TheatreMania, featuring Cate Blanchett and the cast of The Present.
Photograph by Joan Marcus