Seagull (Elevator Repair Service)
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Seagull (Elevator Repair Service)
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Seagull (Elevator Repair Service) NYC Reviews and Tickets

66%
(22 Reviews)
Positive
54%
Mixed
32%
Negative
14%
Members say
Quirky, Ambitious, Indulgent, Confusing, Slow

Elevator Repair Service's multifaceted adaptation of the classic Chekhov play.

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Member Reviews (22)

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952 Reviews | 387 Followers
79
Slow, Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You’re a fan of Elevator Repair Service or The Seagull. This is on brand for them, bizarre, it’s also rather genius, also a bit tedious.

Don't see it if You can’t appreciate farce or outside the box interpretation of classic plays. It’s also on the long side at just under three hours long. Read more

983 Reviews | 229 Followers
58
Overrated, Excruciating, Confusing

See it if This performance was bad on all fronts. Was confusing and slow.

Don't see it if Was way too long. If you like traditional performances.

811 Reviews | 221 Followers
51
Indulgent, Slow, Quirky, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if you like the zaniness of ERS, know Chekhov's play well and would enjoy a modern take.

Don't see it if you want a version of The Seagull as Chekhov wrote it. Very talky with a modern set, language and dress and a run time of almost 3 hours.

392 Reviews | 204 Followers
49
Insipid, Excruciating, Confusing, Ambitious, Dreadful

See it if The actors did their very best with a disappointing script.

Don't see it if If you prefer a musical, skip this one.

427 Reviews | 48 Followers
70
Entertaining, Indulgent, Dizzying

See it if want a different take on Chekhov with a homespun feel

Don't see it if want more of the play and less of the antics. takes too long to get into the play. some people left at intermission

417 Reviews | 69 Followers
55
Too long, Disappointing, Ambitious, Funny, Indulgent

See it if You enjoy the edgy theater of the Elevator Repair Service. Even when I don't enjoy their shows I find something new and fresh.

Don't see it if you can't sit through three hours of experimental theater.

315 Reviews | 71 Followers
81
Intellectual, Unique, Slow, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if I am a big fan of ERS and would watch paint dry if they asked me too--and they might. This play required HW. Read Chekhov or Cliff-notes.

Don't see it if Be prepared to go anywhere starting with the opening monologue and all the asynchronous and dynamic but unique moments onstage. Read more

221 Reviews | 33 Followers
65
Confusing, Indulgent, Quirky, Disappointing

See it if You know the play well and really like offbeat interpretations. Some good moments but generally uninteresting. Many left at intermission.

Don't see it if You expect this to be up to the level of Elevator Repairs other interpretations— it isn’t Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

The New York Times
July 24th, 2022

"This highly stylized contemporary production, which recently opened at NYU Skirball in a nearly three-hour production, feels like a series of ideas that never quite cohere."
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Front Row Center
July 28th, 2022

"You might not always understand or agree with its choices but you will walk away with new and deeper thoughts on theater and, for me, a greater understanding of Chekhov’s 'The Seagull.' The flash flood existential staging is exhilarating and requires work by the audience."
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