Presented in Russian with English subtitles
Yury Butusov and the Satirikon Theatre's frenetic production of Anton Chekhov's first play abounds in an incredible freedom and openness, delving deep into the throes of artistic creation and the anguish of the artist who struggles to find a language of his own. The Seagull dramatizes the romantic and artistic conflicts between its four main characters: Boris Trigorin, a well-known writer, the ingenue Nina, the fading actress Irina Arkadina, and her son—the would-be playwright Konstantin Tréplev. This is not only a performance about the theatre, it is an anthology of how the theatre devours its children like a monster. The shuffling of actors' roles paints a quadraphonic portrait of the creative personality, demonstrating that greatness is precariously close to mediocrity —while suggesting that the opposite is also true. Chekhov's characters are continually in the process of creating their lives or watching them fall apart, which, according to Butusov, may be closely related activities.
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Private group screenings available! (Minimum 75 attendees)