Chekhov's The Seagull at Quintessence Theatre Group in Philadelphia.
Anton Chekhov's THE SEAGULL
in a translation by Mike Poulton
Aspiring playwright Konstanin Treplev is debuting his new play at his uncle's country estate with his girlfriend Nina as his leading actress. In attendance are his mother Arkadina, a celebrated actress, and her lover Trigorin, a famous writer. The reception of the play sets off a series of events unleashing passion, romance, and heartbreak.
Challenging notions of structure, comedy, and subtext in theatre, Chekhov's THE SEAGULL was his first theatrical masterpiece and endures as a testimony to the absurdity of the human condition. Mike Poulton's recent translation transforms Chekhov into searing English prose for a contemporary audience.
The ensemble: Robert Bauer, Rachel Brodeur, Josh Carpenter*, Janis Dardaris*, Jamison Foreman, Julia Frey, Alexander Harvey, Randall McCann, Marcia Saunders*, William Zielinski*.
Directed by Alexander Burns
Costumes by Jane Casanave
Lighting by Bruce Steinberg
Sound Design by Steven Cahill
At the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave in Mt Airy, Philadelphia
PAY WHAT YOU CAN preview on Wednesday, May 9 at 7:00pm.
A discussion on Chekhov with director Alexander Burns will occur before the show on Thursday, May 24.
Post-show discussions with the cast will take place on Sunday, May 20 and Wednesday, May 30.
Performances take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm.
Tickets are $30, $20 for seniors (65 and over), $15 for youth (25 and under). There are $10 industry and student rush tickets available at the box office one hour before the performance.
To purchase tickets visit www.QuintessenceTheatre.org, or call 1.877.238.5596.