A Marriage Proposal
A Marriage Proposal is a one-act play written by Anton Chekhov in 1888-1889. It has a classic Russian humor. It is a comedy with some social relevance. A Marriage Proposal is about the tendency of other families to long for the wealth of some other families just to get a larger territory and richness by encouraging marriages that made good economic sense, and the problems that arise in marriage.
In the play, Ivan Vasilecich Lomov is a wealthy neighbor of Stepan Stepanovitch Chubukov. He visited the the house of Chubukovs' to propose to Stepan's only daughter, Natalya Stepanovna. Lomov and Stepanovna fight throughout the play until the end. But still they want each other until they get married - they still fight and they will have more though. The characters have quirky habits and actions. You couldn't stop laughing.
Preparation is really an important thing on a production - from the advertisements, to the props/costumes, rehearsals, etc. But before everything will take over, you have to plan first. Then after planning, create small groups and delegate their jobs.
The photoshoot was done in Luneta Park to be used for advertisements and other production materials. We found a little place where it can set a classic Russian ambiance.
Props and costumes were interpreted based on script and researches. The set was meant to be simple and classic. The costumes were black and white to show an old setting.
We used minimal background musics. At the beginning is a sound of birds chirping and a wedding march song at the end. Lights used were bright but isolated on some part. By this, it can show an early morning setting. Lights focused on the three parts of the stage to show different parts of the house.
A Marriage Proposal was a successful play production we had staged in Emilio Aguinaldo College-Manila. After a semester, the students requested for a repeat and we granted their requests.The repeat was a success too and we bagged many appraisals from the audiences.