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The Seagull (The Russian Arts Theater)

From 12 member reviews
Members say: Great acting, Great staging, Ambitious, Enchanting, Delightful

About the show

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.

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Ambitious, Great staging, Refreshing, Entertaining, Delightful

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.

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Absurd, Slow, Disappointing

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

Raunchy, Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You like Chekhov, Russian culture and its people

Don't see it if You don’t like a show with a lot of movement, music and laughter

Great acting, Ambitious, Enchanting

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.

Must see, Masterful, Great acting, Great staging, Romantic

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.

Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Epic

See it if You want to see Seagull done right. It was so touching, provocative and dynamic. Best theater company in town!

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy to be provoked inside the theater.

Must see, Relevant, Great acting, Clever, Delightful

See it if You want to be moved to your deepest bones. Incredible show. Thank you for bringing such a moving piece to the stage!!

Don't see it if You don’t like Theater.

Great staging, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if I thought this was a beautiful and dazzling Seagull. So uplifting and touching!

Don't see it if You prefer the glamour of Broadway. This is a simple space and yet carries so much magic.

Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Enchanting

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.

Great acting, Masterful, Resonant, Romantic

See it if You want to laugh, cry and see wonderful acting! What a great experience!

Don't see it if No reason! Go see this!

Profound, Refreshing, Resonant, Riveting

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.

Great acting, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if You like classic Russian theater. A beautiful, evocative, emotional take on Chekhov’s best play.

Don't see it if You can’t stand a long play.

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