Posted by: APU Theater
Directed By: Rachel Tracie
Written By: Anton Checkov
Translated by David Magarshack
"People's destinies are so different. Some people drag along, unnoticed and boring—they're all alike, and they're all unhappy. Then there are others, they are one in a million. They are happy—.”On a 19th-century Russian lakeside estate, the magic of summer evokes passion in three generations of self-doubting artists. Masha pines for the young writer Kostya, but Kostya yearns for the aspiring actress Nina, who is infatuated with the older novelist Trigorin. Trigorin “loves” both Nina and theatre diva Irina. Irina decidedly loves herself. And everyone aches for recognition, as artists and as human beings. Written in 1896, The Seagull is widely regarded as Chekhov's first masterpiece, subtly dissecting the affairs of the heart and the demands of a life in the arts, while balancing the comic, the lyric and the tragic in a manner that has become the hallmark of his work. Recommended for kids 14+ due to mood and complexity of show.
General Admission (Adults): $20
Seniors, APU alumni, Non-APU college students, Military, Faculty/staff, Groups: $15
APU students: $10