The Seagull

The Seagull
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October 16 – November 21, 2010 In the Owen
Approximate running time: 3 hours

  • " Raw... Primal... [Robert] Falls Succeeds Spectacularly" - Chicago Tribune

Goodman Artistic Director Robert Falls directs an intimate new production of Chekhov's masterwork The Seagull, whose unforgettable characters reveal the passion and pathos of everyday life.

When famed actress Arkadina visits her family with her young lover Trigorin in tow, they become ensnared in a tragicomic tangle of romance, intrigue and unrequited love. Don't miss this unique opportunity to experience a nineteenth-century masterpiece, interpreted by "Chicago's most essential director" (Chicago Tribune)—onstage in the Owen Theatre.

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    Konstantin (Stephen Louis Grush) shows his affection for his mother, Arkadina (Mary Beth Fisher), after a traumatic experience.

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    Sorin (Francis Guinan) and his sister, Arkadina (Mary Beth Fisher), engage in a heated discussion about her relationship with Konstantin.

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    Arkadina (Mary Beth Fisher) introduces her young lover, Trigorin (Cliff Chamberlain), to her family and friends.

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    Konstantin (Stephen Louis Grush) shares a stolen moment with Nina (Heather Wood) at his family’s estate.

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    Arkadina (Mary Beth Fisher) passes the afternoon on the family’s estate with Dr. Dorn (Scott Jaeck) as (l to r) Shamrayev (Steve Pickiering), Polina (Janet Ulrich Brooks), the maid (Rebecca Buller) Medvendenko (Demetrios Troy) and Konstantin (Stephen Louis Grush) look on.

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    (clockwise from front center) Konstantin (Stephen Louis Grush) informs Masha (Kelly O’Sullivan), Dr. Dorn (Scott Jaeck), Sorin (Francis Guinan) and Medvendenko (Demetrios Troy) that Nina has returned to town but will not see any of them.

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    Nina (Heather Wood) listens as Trigorin (Cliff Chamberlain) talks about his obsession with writing and the fame that consequently follows as Arkadina (Mary Beth Fisher) looks on.

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    Arkadina (Mary Beth Fisher) expresses her deep passion and need for Trigorin (Cliff Chamberlain) to stay with her.

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    Nina (Heather Wood) performs in one of Konstantin’s plays in front of (l to r) Medvendenko (Demetrios Troy), Shamrayev (Steve Pickering), Polina (Janet Ulrich Brooks), Dr. Dorn (Scott Jaeck), Arkadina (Mary Beth Fisher), Trigorin (Cliff Chamberlain), Konstantin (Stephen Louis Grush) and Sorin (Francis Guinan).

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    Sorin (Francis Guinan) attempts to comfort Konstantin (Stephen Louis Grush) as he grapples with the complexities of his life.

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    (clockwise from left) Trigorin (Cliff Chamberlain), Arkadina (Mary Beth Fisher), Sorin (Francis Guinan), Dr. Dorn (Scott Jaeck), Shamrayev (Steve Pickering), Masha (Kelly O’Sullivan) and Polina (Janet Ulrich Brooks) turn to Konstatnin (Stephen Louis Grush) as he loses his temper. The maid (Rebecca Buller) and Medvendenko (Demetrios Troy) look on.

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    Dr. Dorn (Scott Jaeck) struggles to find a balance between the carefree life he once led and his consuming age.

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    Masha (Kelly O’Sullivan) seeks to numb her feelings and shut out the rest of the world.

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    Polina (Janet Ulrich Brooks) is enraged after Dr. Dorn (Scott Jaeck) dismisses her feelings.

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    Medvendenko (Demetrios Troy) professes his love to an unmoved Masha while Dr. Dorn (Scott Jaeck), Arkadina (Mary Beth Fisher), Trigorin (Cliff Chamberlain), Shamrayev (Steve Pickering) and Nina (Heather Wood) look on in the background.

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    Shamrayev (Steve Pickering) dutifully manages the family’s estate.

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    Konstantin (Stephen Louis Grush) battles his insecurities with both Nina and his writing.

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    Nina (Heather Wood) dreams of a life in the theater, and what it might be like to leave her family behind.

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    Arkadina (Mary Beth Fisher) and Trigorin (Cliff Chamberlain) embrace as they get ready to leave the estate and head back to Moscow.

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