Already closed | 1h 30m | East Village

The Arkadina Project (FringeNYC)

From 19 member  reviews
Members say: Edgy, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious

About the show

Part of FringeNYC: The Arkadina Project is a modern adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull”. Follow Kostya, Nina and Masha on their struggles with celebrity obsession, unrequited love and parental suffocation. Adult, witty, and makes you feel guilty for laughing so hard. More…

Categories: Comedy, Multi-Media, Local. From The Re-Writes. Written by Kris Thor, Ashley Kelley, Sarah King, Jeffrey Fato, and Jon Steiger. Directed by Ashley Kelley.

FROM THE ARTIST:
Arkadina Project is one of the few shows that have been selected for the 2016 International Fringe Theatre Festival. FringeNYC, the largest multi-arts festival in North America, will present the 20th Annual Festival from August 16 – 27, 2016.

TAP is a comedy so dark you'll feel guilty for laughing so hard. With high-tech elements such as live go-pro performances, actors lit entirely by cell phones, and a set dressed with projections the audience is sure to forget this was once considered a classic.This hilarious, high-tech modernization of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull” follows Kostya, Nina and Masha on their struggles with celebrity obsession, unrequited love and parental suffocation. Sex Scandals, Sell Outs, and Smirnoff. But no Seagull.

1h 30m | Already closed | The Kraine Theater (East Village)

Member Reviews (19)

MEMBERS SAY:

Edgy, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious
85
Avg Score

85
Entertaining

See it if you really like the Seagul, or like stories about teenage angst

Don't see it if you don't understand, or don't want to remember the trauma that teens feel.

70
Ambitious

See it if You've seen or read The Seagull or read the Wikipedia entry, and are curious what a modern version with social media would be like

Don't see it if You're sick of mediated communication (altho that's the point), or you have low tolerance for decent concepts that aren't quite there yet

85
Edgy, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if really fun

Don't see it if stuck-up

97
Hilarious, Edgy, Clever

See it if You enjoy dark comedies that make you think while you laugh, or if you're interested in a brand new, modern take on an old classic.

Don't see it if You feel uncomfortable with adult themes and foul language.

100
Clever, Funny, Edgy, Intense, Must see

See it if You enjoy dark humor, Chekhov, and heart wrenching emotions that will make you bi-polar. A Great piece of theater that I thoroughly enjoyed

Don't see it if You hate dark humor, Chekhov, and heart wrenching emotions that will make you bi-polar.

93
Clever, Funny, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Romantic

See it if You enjoy thought provoking theatre regarding important topics affecting our country, particularly if you are interested in race relations

Don't see it if You want fiction or a plot per se. This is an auto-biographical piece by a husband and wife about their relationship.

76
Romantic

See it if If you love slow long drawn out movies

Don't see it if If you don’t like long drawn out movie

90
Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Clever, Resonant

See it if You like modern day adaptations of classics. You appreciate dark humor.

Don't see it if You are easily offended by raunchiness and dark humor.

95
Funny, Edgy, Intelligent, Original, Clever

See it if you like a dark yet thoughtful comedy. Lots of fun for everyone

Don't see it if you get offended easily, or under the age of 18

60
Ambitious, Banal, Disappointing, Overrated, Delightful

See it if you like modern adaptation of classics

Don't see it if you expect any real substance

41
Dated, Disappointing, Overrated, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if It wasn't very exciting and I found myself getting bored

Don't see it if You want a thriller

98
Funny, Great acting, Really found this to be highly entertaining and an interesting version of the story.

See it if You like dark humor.

Don't see it if If you do not like swearing.

100
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Must see

See it if This well written adaptation of "The seagull" brings an entertaining laugh out loud show you just must see! Loved it!

Don't see it if If your looking for your average sugar coated love story this isn't it. There is a love triangle but it's anything but sugary.

79
Indulgent, Quirky, Raunchy, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You're a fan of dark comedy and raunchy humor.

Don't see it if You get offended easily.

82
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Relevant, Great acting

See it if You enjoy a farce that will flip on a moments notice.

Don't see it if You are looking for something very light hearted

100
Ambitious, Edgy, Funny, Must see, Quirky

See it if You like comedy. You like birds. You like crazy costumes. You like great actors doing an awesome job.

Don't see it if You don't like profanity.

100
Entertaining, Edgy, Quirky, Original, Must see

See it if You like dark comedy and good acting

Don't see it if Looking for a G rated show.

100
Clever, Great acting, Hilarious, Must see, Edgy

See it if You like dark comedy, it was hilarious in a twisted way. A delightful twist on the characters from The Seagull. Totally different!

Don't see it if You want a PG show, they make dirty jokes and it's definitely for the 18+ crowd

35
Confusing, Dizzying, Ambitious, Absorbing, Intense

See it if People with a penchant towards Football Players, Hockey Players, Soccer Players, Sport Type

Don't see it if It was violent and tense and called Arkiose


August 22nd, 2016
"The writers took a risk with a piece that plays more like a spoof than an adaptation. Chekhov die-hards might find its deviation difficult to digest; others may find it amusing. But the makers behind this production are well aware that it is, indeed, not for everyone. Nonetheless, with a retelli...
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August 19th, 2016
"Top-notch quintessential fringe…'The Seagull' is the template, and they run with it like running with scissors. The solid script, updated with a bad mouth and attitude, allows the huge reflex to comedy to float above the tragedy…There's precision direction, four all-around excellent actors, flui...
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