• Publication date: June 17, 2012

Chekhov and Maria

A Russian playwright falls ill with tuberculosis and is cared for by his sister but a house full of secrets soon becomes unbearable.

  • Publication date: June 17, 2012

Chekhov and Maria

Program data

Duration: 90

Production Year: 2007

MBC 2:

August 6, 2012 07:00 (KSA) ~ August 6, 2012 06:00 (CLT)

Russian playwright Anton Chekhov is stricken with tuberculosis as he attempts to complete his latest play The Cherry Orchard.

When his sister Maria discovers that he has married actress Olga Knipper she attempts to prevent him from returning to Moscow.

Chekhov is living with his sister in Yalta when he falls gravely ill. With her help, he manages to continue writing and complete his masterwork.

But Maria does everything in her power to prevent him from leaving Yalta.

Upon realizing just how manipulative his sister has been, Chekov prepares to confront her on the matter once and for all.


  • Ron Bottitta
  • Gillian Brashear
  • Kathleen Gati
  • Zale Morris
  • Jaret Sacrey

Directed by: Eric Till