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The Miserable Worm ()

Produced by

Let Me In

Presented by

The Toronto Fringe Festival

Playwrights: Justine Christensen and Anton Chekhov
Director: Patrick J. Horan


The Annex Theatre


July 7th, 2017 – July 16th, 2017


The Miserable Worm Platonov is holding a party on the ‘Platonov Estate’. Her circle of old friends take the streetcar and wait in line at the LCBO just like you or me, but these characters are haunted by visions of provincial Russia, by dirt roads and vodka, and by timeless heartbreak. The usual romantic drama of a close-knit group of friends takes on an air of imperial nobility, fuelled by hopeless longing. Anton Chekhov’s first play sat unused in a bank vault for 40 years — this adaptation is where 19th century Chekhovian meets 21st century Torontonian. (Toronto Fringe Festival program)


Justine Christensen Platonov
Genevieve Degraves Osip
Seamus Easton Sofya
Philip J. Geller Maria
Emily Howard Voynitzev
Tymika McKenzie-Clunis Anna
Justin Mullen Sasha
Michael Ruderman Triletsky

Creative Team

Justine Christensen Playwright
Anton Chekhov Playwright
Patrick J. Horan Director
Lucas Penner Music Director