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A Misfortune ()

Produced by

Common Descent

Presented by

Next Stage Theatre Festival

Music: Scott Christian
Book: Kevin Michael Shea
Lyrics: Kevin Michael Shea and Wade Bogert-O’Brien
Director: Evan Tsitsias


Factory Studio Theatre


January 9th, 2014 – January 19th, 2014


A married woman and a young lawyer walk through the woods. Their friendship has reached an impasse.

Adapted from a story by Anton Chekhov, one of the world’s most celebrated and enduring writers, A Misfortune is a romantic, bittersweet musical about small moments and momentous decisions. (


Trish Lindström Sofya
Jordan Till Ivan
Réjean Cournoyer Andrey
Kaylee Harwood Masha
Adam Brazier Pavel

Creative Team

Scott Christian Music
Kevin Michael Shea Book
Kevin Michael Shea Lyrics
Wade Bogert-O’Brien Lyrics
Evan Tsitsias Director
Chris Tsujiuchi Music Director
Joanna Yu Set Designer
Joanna Yu Costume Designer
Andrew Smith Lighting Designer
Samuel Bisson Co-Orchestrator (Cello)


Chris Tsujiuchi Pianist
Bryan Holt Cello


Kristopher Weber Stage Manager
Rosie Shaw Producer
Paige Lansky Associate Producer
Paige Lansky Media Contact


Simon Rossiter Festival Lighting Designer
Jamie Monteiro Venue Technician
Bryan Eaton Venue Technician
Joey Morin Venue Technician
Josh Hoodless Venue Technician