The Seagull

by Anton Chekhov
Translated by Paul Schmidt
directed by Alexandru Mihail


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January 24-28, 2012
University Theatre, 222 York Street

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23

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24
8PM

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25
8PM

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26
8PM

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27
8PM

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28
2PM
8PM

"Any idiot can face a crisis—it's day to day living that wears you out."

—Anton Chekhov

Nina wants to be an actress. Aspiring playwright Konstantin wants to revolutionize theatre. As they put on their first play by a Russian lake, the audience is unreceptive, to say the least: Konstantin's mother, the famous actress Arkadina, laughs. Her lover, a celebrated writer, falls asleep. Indeed, in Chekhov's profound comedy, years of petty squabbles and thwarted love affairs breed miserable hilarity in the countryside: lovers and artists alike struggle with memory, forgetting, and moving on.