Anton Chekhov Is A Tasty Snack
by Penfold Theatre Company

Apr. 19

A small Austin theater company with big ambitions decides to mount the best dang production of Chekhov's The Seagull that this town has ever seen. But as the rehearsal process draws on for months, art imitates life imitating art and the whole cast goes increasingly around the bend.

A wildly fast-and-loose adaptation of The Seagull, Jenny Connell Davis's new comedy takes on the absurdity of making theater.

Jenny Connell Davis is the in-house writer at Emmy-award-winning Baobab Studios, where she develops stories for tv, film, books for kids, graphic novels, Roblox and NFT games, and VR. Her short films have screened at festivals worldwide, and her screen work is in development with studios like Fox/Disney, Amazon Studios and Sony.

Jenny’s stage plays have been developed or produced by organizations across the country, including the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. She is also the recipient of multiple playwrighting grants, commissions, residencies and award nominations. Jenny trained as an actor at the Court and Steppenwolf theatres in Chicago and in playwrighting at UT Austin. She has taught acting and playwrighting at several institutions, including UT and the Playwright’s Center.

Directed by Liz Fisher, the cast includes Ryan Crowder, Sarah Chong Dickey, Helen Merino, Dane Parker and Iza Garza. 


Anton Chekhov Is A Tasty Snack
by Jenny Connell Davis
Penfold Theatre Company

April 19, 2024
Round Rock Public Library
216 E. Main Street
Round Rock, TX, 78664

Friday, April 19th, 2024 at 7 pm

Round Rock Public Library

Join us for the second installment of our Homegrown playreading series, featuring rising stars in the Central Texas playwriting community. Prepare to be captivated by Anton Chekov is a Tasty Snack, a delicious new comedy by Jenny Connell Davis.