Choreographer and dancer Peter Kyle (pictured, center) and his colleagues in the Pacific Performance Project make thoughtful works jammed full of cultural references and juicy questions about the physical and intellectual world. This time, the contact point is Paris almost 100 years ago, where Anton Chekov's Madame Ranevsky might have lived after her cherry orchard was cut down, might have seen Picasso's groundbreaking artwork and Nijinsky's exhilarating performances, might have watched one century transform into another. Playhouse Theatre, University of Washington, 4045 University Way N.E., 206-632-1319. $10-$14. 7:30 p.m. Wed. May 18-Sun. May 22. Also 2 p.m. Sat. May 21-Sun. May 22.