The Seagull by Anton Chekhov
April 2, 2019
Russian American Cultural Heritage Center & Russian Arts Theater
Official opening of the 8th Russian American History Month in New York 8 pm
Address: Pushkin Hall, 165 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024.
Set in a Russian country estate, this comedy portrays the struggles of Konstantin Gavrilovich Treplev to achieve his artistic ambitions and win the admiration of his muse Nina. Thwarted by his spotlight-craving actress mother, frustrated by his competition with the famous writer Trigorin, Konstantin’s anguish is reflected by the pain of the other characters. His uncle, Pyotr Sorin, upon whose country state Konstantin lives, regrets all that he has not done as his health declines; Masha, the alcoholic brooding daughter of the frugal estate manager, loves Konstantin but marries Medvedenko, a poor school teacher; Polina, Masha’s adulterous mother, is set on running away with Dorn, the local womanizing doctor; Dorn has never written a word himself but is full of advice for Konstantin. This spring, world-renowned Russian director Aleksey Burago leads a critically-acclaimed ensemble in a bold and dynamic interpretation of Anton Chekhov’s timeless masterpiece The Seagull, a tragicomedy that explores the tenderness, absurdities and misunderstandings between mothers, sons, lovers, friends and servants.
Featuring: Michael Donaldson, Roman Freud, Kristina Korop, Alex Malyi, Luisa Menzen, David A. Russell, Tom Schubert, Lana Stimmler, Desen Uygur, Oleksiy Varfolomiyev and Di Zhu.