The Seagull (2009)

  • Jan 10, 2009 - Feb 1, 2009

  • Loeb Drama Center

  • Run Time: 2.5 hours, with 1 intermission

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“We have to show life not the way it is, or the way it should be, but the way it is in dreams.”—Konstantin in The Seagull

In a garden by a lake, a family assembles to watch a play.  Little can they guess how that performance will change their lives.

Written in 1896, Chekhov’s tragicomedy of life and art astonished the old century as it heralded the birth of modern drama.  Dreams born and shattered, loves won and lost—The Seagull paints a rich and tumultuous portrait of the human heart.

Director János Szász, whose lush and cinematic productions (Mother Courage, Marat/Sade, and Uncle Vanya) have made him a favorite with A.R.T. audiences, returns to stage this beautiful and haunting play.

Opening Night Sponsors: Ted and Mary Wendell

Director Sponsors: Donald and Susan Ware

Production Sponsors: Ann and Graham Gund—Michael and Wanda Jacobson—Lisbeth Tarlow and Stephen Kay


Irina Nikoláyevna Arkádina Karen MacDonald
Konstantín Gavrilovich Tréplev Mickey Solis
Pyótr Nikoláyevich Sórin Jeremy Geidt
Nína Mikháilovna Zaréchnaya Molly Ward
Ilyá Afanásyevich Shamráyev Remo Airaldi
Paulína Andréyevna Cheryl D. Singleton
Másha Nina Kassa
Borís Alexéyevich Trigórin Brian Dykstra
Yevgény Sergéyevich Dorn Thomas Derrah
Semyón Semyonovich Medvedénko Shawn Cody
Yákov Dan Pecci
set design Riccardo Hernandez
costume design David Zinn
lighting design Christopher Akerlind
sound design David Remedios
production stage manager Chris De Camillis
dramaturgs Ryan McKittrick & Lynde Rosario
assistant director Brendan Shea
vocal coach Nancy Houfek