On Wednesday, July 24, the Farnsworth Art Museum will present a free public performance of Everyman Repertory Theatre’s “Three Chekhov Vaudevilles.” The performance, part of the Lincoln Center Institute’s International Educator Workshops at the Farnsworth, will take place 10:30 a.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. No reservations are necessary.

“Three Chekhov Vaudevilles” offers a comic collection of short plays written by Russian writer Anton Chekhov, adapted and translated by Michael Frayn. These lively, laugh-out-loud shorts celebrate the foibles and eccentricities of human nature. Written in the late 1800s as farces or jokes, “The Bear,” “The Evils of Tobacco” and “The Proposal” feature a wide variety of recognizable characters who find themselves in the throes of absurd misunderstandings and intentions gone awry.

The show, suitable for all ages, embraces the pure theatricality of three actors playing seven roles in three short plays. Referencing the early vaudeville years of this country, the production mirrors a troupe of turn-of-the-century American immigrants performing light summer entertainment in a beautiful hall. Different accents are heard for different. Jeri Pitcher directs Jen Hodgson, Paul Hodgson and David Troup. The show is designed by Dan Dalrymple, and the lighting designer is Brandon Koons.

The Farnsworth’s strategic alliance with Lincoln Center Institute is made possible through funding support provided by the Arthur K. Watson Charitable Trust, Cabot Family Charitable Trust, Peter and Barbara McSpadden and other supporters. For more information, visit farnsworthmuseum.org/education or call 596-6457, ext. 103.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.