Four families from Chekhov’s
four major plays are living under the same roof in a furniture store
that they own. There are four sections in the store – The Seagull,
Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, and Cherry Orchard. One day all
families call for a big party. As the guests arrive the noisy
parties begin in the four corners of the store and people get drunk
and wild. Eventually, big scandals seize the families, and a big
fire seizes the town, threatening to burn it to ashes.
Although Irene Frenkel's art has often been
compared with that of such
masters as Bruegel and Bosch, in fact it defies easy categorization.
Her dreamlike images explode on the canvas inevitably evoking
thoughtful and emotional reactions in the viewer.