Anton in Show Business

by Jane Martin

directed by Jess Viator

produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Three actresses with very different personalities and experiences are cast in a regional production of a classic Anton Chekhov play. The rehearsal process is plagued with hilarious complications, and through their shared ordeal they become as close as sisters. But will their hard work and suffering pay off?

About The Director: Jess Viator has been working with Theatre@First for 10 years, now! After graduating with a BA in Performance/Directing from Franklin Pierce University, she moved to Boston and began directing in the independent and community theatre scene: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Hyde and Peter Pan with The Post-Meridian Radio Players, staged readings of Will Eno's Tragedy: A Tragedy, and Zinnie Harris' The Wheel, with Theatre@First, as well as short plays for various short play festivals. She earned an MLitt in Theatre Studies from the University of Dundee, where she wrote or directed several pieces in collaboration with the Dundee Repertory Theater.


Friday, February 28, 2020 at 8pm

Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 8pm

Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 3pm (matinee!)

Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 8pm

Friday, March 6, 2020 at 8pm

Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 3pm (matinee!)


Anton in Show Business was presented at Unity Somerville, 6 William Street, Somerville.

The performance space is not wheelchair-accessible.

Parking on William St is by permit only. General parking is available on College Ave. Please read signs carefully to avoid ticketing.






Ralph/Don Blount


Wikéwitch/Airline Worker

Ben/Joe Bob

T-Anne/Andwyneth Wyoré

T-Anne's Crew

Jaryn Wilcox

Savannah Nicole White

Evelyne Cardella

Caroline Hubbard

Sue Downing

Leslie Drescher

Pooja Usgaonkar

Carol Sutherland

Jamileh Alexandra

Robin Abrahams

Liz Chen

Production Team



Technical Director

Assistant Director

Stage Manager

Rehearsal Assistant

Props Master

Lighting Design

Sound Design

Costume Design

Makeup/Hair Design

House Manager

Publicity Director

Graphic Design

Board Operators

Morganna Becker

Jess Viator

Meg Boeni

Trevor St. Pierre

Ève Picard

Amanda Dausman

Desirée Dugas

David H. Silber

James Wilkinson

Mary Parker

Miles Taylor

Shannon Keane

Stephanie Haddad

Jamie Lin

Katie Aasland, Amanda Dausman, Morganna Becker, Meg Boeni, Trevor St. Pierre, David H. Silber, Jamie Wilkinson