Mauro Meo as Konstantin Stanislavski and Andrew Iles as Anton ChekhovMauro Meo as Konstantin Stanislavski and Andrew Iles as Anton Chekhov in the University Players production of “To Moscow.”

Contest offers chance to win theatre tickets

University Players is offering DailyNews readers a chance to win two tickets to see the romantic comedic drama To Moscow, based on true events from the lives of Russian theatrical legends Anton Chekhov and Konstantin Stanislavski. The play’s run continues through Sunday in the Essex Hall Theatre.

Performances Wednesday through Saturday are at 8 p.m.; matinees Saturday and Sunday are at 2 p.m. Order tickets online at or by calling 519-253-3000, ext. 2808.

To enter the contest, just send your answers to the following three trivia questions, which draw on the play’s status as a perfect date night for St. Valentine’s Day. The winner will be selected at random from all correct responses received by noon Tuesday, February 10.

  1. What was the Roman equivalent of the Greek god Eros?
    a) Ares
    b) Cupid
    c) Psyche
    d) Venus
  2. Which Shakespearean play contains a mention of Saint Valentine’s Day?
    a) Hamlet
    b) Macbeth
    c) Othello
    d) Romeo and Juliet
  3. Chekhov’s long bachelorhood ended at the age of 41 when he married which actress?
    a) Varvara Bulgakov
    b) Tamara Daykarhanova
    c) Maria Knebel
    d) Olga Knipper

Contest is open to all readers of the DailyNews. Send an e-mail with your responses to One entry per contestant, please.