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The Seagull and Other Birds

From 4 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Ambitious, Excruciating, Overrated, Resonant

About the show

Abrons Arts Center presents Pan Pan Theatre's concise reinvention of Anton Chekhov's classic about the gap that always exists between what people want and what they get. More…

The show centers around a new version of 'The Seagull' integrated with a number of works specially commissioned by the Irish company. Through the wormhole of the new work, Chekhov’s characters find themselves in extraordinarily different contexts: classic plays, TV shows, YouTube, and stuff they’ve just made up. Expect lots of talk about art, some action, and tons of love.

Member Reviews (4)


Clever, Ambitious, Excruciating, Overrated, Resonant
Avg Score

Clever, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Original

See it if you like challenging performance.

Don't see it if you like your Chekhov straight-up.

Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated, Slow

See it if Perhaps if you're younger than I am

Don't see it if You don't like unusual or experimental theater

Clever, Enchanting, Resonant

See it if you like experimental theatre

Don't see it if you don't know anything about the Seagull from Chekhov


See it if you like to have a good time and enjoy complex shows.

Don't see it if do not like a difficult plot.

March 27th, 2016
"Pan Pan turns one of modern drama’s great seminal works upside down...Stretches of tedium are intentional, I presume, suggesting how in our search for the new in art we keep returning to the old...But this show also conveys the unquenchable energy that courses through the very attempt to make ar...
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March 27th, 2016
"Here we are in the land of the authentically zany, and at its best 'Seagull' goes quite mad. But while Pan Pan made the sensational 'Oedipus Loves You' and 'The Rehearsal, Playing the Dane,' they are rather less successful with this riff on Chekhov...The performers are, without fail, charming......
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March 26th, 2016
"What Pan Pan has done is to dig deeply into Chekhov's play, retaining its broad outline and filtering it through an Irish sensibility reminiscent of James Joyce or Samuel Beckett at their most enigmatic. And while parts of the production defy understanding, a lot of it is fun in a Mad Tea Party ...
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April 4th, 2016
"Deconstructing and subverting a text from within is usually dubious ground to tread...This is the central problem for 'The Seagull and Other Birds'...The result is an awkward and unwieldy chimera. Where 'The Seagull and Other Birds' most succeeds is in the realization of Chekhov’s 'The Seagull' ...
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