Performing Arts Department
Theater Mainstage SeriesTHE SEAGULLa play by Anton Chekhov |
directed by Mark Rafael 4/4, 4/5, 4/10/ 4/11, 4/12 @ 8pm, 4/11 @ 1pmStudio Theater on Lone Mountain$5 with USF ID | $10 General. Tickets:
www.usfca.edu/artsci/pa/tickets. For more information, please call 415-422-5979.
Armstrong, Charlotte Baldiviez, Connor Bullock, Kahleif Bell, T. J. Duderstadt,
Nicholak Gonzalez, Shannon Henderson, Emelyn Hicks, Kendall Kincaid, Justin
Koch, Kira Lober, Victoria Lavin-Martinez, Nichole Martinez.
The Seagull is
a tragicomedy about love, loss, and the cost of fame. On a country estate
outside of Moscow at the turn of the 20th century, a famous aging
actress Arkadina takes a holiday with her equally famous novelist lover
Trigorin, where they intersect with two aspiring young artists, angst-ridden playwright
Konstantin and budding actress Nina. The
artistic and romantic conflicts that ensue ultimately leave everyone radically
revealed and tragically transformed. An
ensemble piece inhabited by rich and complex characters, The Seagull explores its subjects with subtlety and a compassionate
eye, producing an effect that is both heartbreaking and undeniably human.
The opening of the Moscow Art
Theatre’s production of The Seagull
in 1898 is an event that forever changed our notions of acting and drama. It
established playwright Anton Chekhov as a powerful innovator of dramatic style
and structure and director, Constantin Stanislavski as a preeminent theatrical voice,
one who would eventually alter everything we know about acting and actor
training. USF’s Performing Arts and Social Justice Program is proud to present
this modern classic in a spare and vital production that will invigorate the
play for a contemporary audience.