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Actors' Studio Production The Good Doctor
The Harold and Jean Miner Theatre at Parkland College
2400 W. Bradley Ave.
Champaign, Illinois 61820
"The Good Doctor" is Neil Simon's heartwarming and hilarious tribute to Anton Chekhov. Simon expertly weaves the short stories of Chekhov into a lighthearted collection of vignettes that demonstrate both the ridiculous and sentimental elements of human nature. Exquisitely timed and often hilarious, the show incorporates a wide variety of characters: a governess, a lady of the night, a blustering general, a wild woman with a nervous disorder, a roué flirting with a new bride, a man who earns money by "drowning," and an overly eager actress. The vignettes are filled with dry humor, surprise endings, and clever common people in confrontations with superiors, ending in absurdities. "The Good Doctor" is a laugh-out-loud evening of infections humor, touching tenderness, and unending fun.