Leaving Eden

Leaving Eden: A tragicomedy inspired by Chekhov’s life and stories
The Meadows School of the Arts, SMU Graduate Acting Program
February 2005
  • Director: Greg Lemming
  • Set Design: Russell Parkman
  • Costume Design: Samantha J. Miller
  • Lighting Design: Christopher M. Ham
  • Performance: Kate Cook, Mark Krawczyk, Christopher Doming, Kaytie Morris, Clarence Gilyard, Jaquai Wade, Timothy Pyles, and Kate Costello

Photos by Russell Parkman

“In Leaving Eden, we are recognizably in the same world as in the great Chekhov plays.. it’s a world that feels strangely familiar in 2005…The epilogue, harsh in its comic ironies, brings Chekhov himself onstage, as well as descendants of some of the characters from earlier scenes.  Ms. Miyagawa allows us to retain some belief in the idea of progress but is skeptical that we will ever get back to any sort of Eden.”

– The Dallas Morning News