the BEAR by Tjechov
Customizing the BEAR
Michael Lechner looked for a partner that could sing country...
Smirnov is played by Michael Lechner (behind Hedvig) but he goes by the name of George Smith. AnneLee is Mrs Popov, the widow, here as Mrs Helen Pope, late Mr Nick Popes wife.
Lukas, first played by Vladimir Dikanski but is now replaced by Goran Samuelsson.
Some of the songs appearing in the "western" BEAR
"Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain" by Fred Rose, often sang by Willie Nelson.
"Trouble" and "Cowards And Heroes" by Lee Hazlewood.
"Busted" by Harlan Howard.
"Wasted Days, Wasted Nights" by Freddy Fender/W. Duncan.
"Have You Ever Been Lonely" by De Rose/Brown.
"Battle Of New Orleans" by Jimmy Driftwood.
"All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down" by R. Malo/A. Anderson.
PR-pic shot for the BEAR with the horse Hedvig on the Swedish countryside