In this irreverent, contemporary, and wickedly funny "sort of adaptation" of Chekhov's The Seagull, award-winning playwright Aaron Posner stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all.
An aspiring young playwright rails against the art created by his mother's generation. A young would-be actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. A woman who wears black drinks vodka and contemplates the up side of giving up and giving in.
Chekhov's characters still philosophize on love, art, and the pursuit of happiness, but this time with music, meta-theatricality, and mad humor.
"...Aaron Posner's savvy, petulant blitz through Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull." Posner's new play is less an adaptation of Chekhov's landmark drama than a funny, moving slugfest, a ripe mashup of mock and awe." -Washington Post
"A stunning and provocative new piece of theatre well worth seeing." -DCMetroTheatreArts
Aaron Posner (playwright) is a Helen Hayes and Barrymore Award-winning playwright and director. His adaptations include Macbeth (with Teller), The Chosen, My Name is Asher Lev, Sometimes a Great Notion (adapted from Ken Kesey), and many more.
Posner and Teller will be directing their adaptation of The Tempest this spring at the American Repertory Theater.
Performances will be followed by a Reception
with the actors in the Gallery.
Running time: apx. 2 hours 15 minutes
Directed by Danielle Fauteux Jacques
Starring: Diego Buscaglia, Kevin Cirone,
Jeanine Frost, Emily Hecht, Alana Osborn-Lief,
Brooks Reeves, Jack Schultz
Stage Managers: Elena Livak & Trip Venturella
Set Design: Megan F. Kinneen
Sound Design: David Reiffel
Costume Design: Julie Dauber
Properties: John Cadiz
TD: Joe Ouellette
House Manager: Ida Rudolph
March 28-April 26
Fri. & Sat. at 8:00
Sun. April 13 & 20 at 3:00
$25, $20 advance purchase, $15 students
Chelsea Theatre Works, 189 Winnisimmet St., Chelsea.
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