In the Assembly's new devised piece, an ensemble takes refuge in an abandoned theater, caught in the struggle between action and distraction. More…
Smashing together two iconic riffs on the Hamlet story – Anton Chekhov’s 'The Seagull' and Heiner Muller’s 'Hamletmachine' – The Assembly excavates the legacy of twentieth-century drama to ask: What’s the good of making theater anyway?
See it if Well played DYI production of Chekhov's masterwork despite puzzling use of video Fuzzy textual juxtaposing Acting uneven but not determental
Don't see it if Muller's HamletMachine not integrated into Seagull text but clumsily layered on for last 1/2 hr despite good use of performing space
See it if you’d like to see a smart mash-up of 3 classics of dramatic literature, perpetrated by 1 of our prime theater collectives.
Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional production.
See it if you love a traditional Seagull or will sit through a production of one to get to a production of Hamletmachine right afterward
Don't see it if you expect a new play; or if, like me, you’re sick of Seagulls w/ their ineffectual aristocrats & dour Mashas (75% of show will disappoint)
See it if You know and love your Chekhov and Mueller. Interesting, intense, partially on your feet explosion of 3 mammoths. Grand experiment.
Don't see it if It’s almost too intellectual. I studied with the Assembly and I love them, but this play asked an awful lot of its audience. My brain hurt.
Also I wish I had seen it a few times to take it all in.
See it if you like Chekov's The Seagull and Hamlet and enjoy when artists are inspired by classics and reimagine them in thoughtful, innovative ways.
Don't see it if you only like traditional productions of classics and don't enjoy interacting with actors on stage and immersive experiences.