The Russian Arts Theater presents Anton Chekhov's masterpiece "The Seagull," a tragicomedy that explores the love and misunderstandings between lovers, friends, mothers, sons, and servants. More…
Set in a lakeside country estate, this comedy portrays the struggles of Konstantin to achieve his artistic ambitions and win the admiration of his muse Nina. Frustrated by his spotlight-craving actress mother and envious of her distinguished lover Trigorin, Konstantin's misery is only further inflamed by the other characters at the estate. "The Seagull" takes a magnifying glass to the human psychology and the beautiful absurdities of life.
See it if Aleksey Burago is my favorite Off-B’way director. Inventive does not begin to define the life he brings to his productions. He refreshes The
Don't see it if Upper Westside Church. Three hours, one intermission. Stairs, no elevator. Some heavy Russian accents.
See it if You're a Chekhov fan and are familiar with the characters and story, and are open to seeing a wildly non-naturalistic interpretation
Don't see it if You want an even, well-acted, emotionally resonant Seagull that cares deeply about the characters' psychology vs. meaningless spectacle
See it if You like Chekhov. This is the best Seagull I've seen. Full of lightness and music. With a beautiful and intensely dark forth act.
Don't see it if You don't like a little abstraction in your storytelling.
See it if You want to see real Theater!! This show is life changing. It stays with you and won’t leave you. Thank you, what an ensemble piece.
Don't see it if You can’t commit to a 2h 50 min show.
See it if You are looking on a fresh, uplifting take on Chekhov! Very engaging show, had me in tears by the end.
Don't see it if You cannot stand a more stylized approach. This show is either love or hate.
See it if You are a Chekhov fan! Have seen many Chekhov shows in my life, and didn’t expect much—but this show blew me away. So touching!
Don't see it if You don’t like physical theater or actors with accents.
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