January 6 – February 10, 2002 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

Around 2 hours and 30 minutes

A world premiere

Goodman Artistic Associate Regina Taylor reinvents a classic, using Chekhov’s The Seagull as a springboard into new territory, and showing in the process how Chekhov’s innate understanding of human nature resounds across the ages. Transporting the action to an African American family gathering in the Sea Islands off the coast of South Carolina, playwright Taylor works with the heart of Chekhov’s story to explore the timeless themes of love, longing, and a new generation’s struggle to find its voice.

 

 
Artists

Adapted by REGINA TAYLOR, Directed by KATE WHORISKEY

Cast

RICHARD BROOKS - Robert Alexander Trigor
JASON CORNWELL - Simon
JASON DELANE - Constantine Trip
SUZZANNE DOUGLAS - Josephine Nicholas Ark
LOU FERGUSON - Peter Nicholas
CHESTER GREGORY - Okra
EBONY JO-ANN - Jackie
NAMBI E. KELLEY - Mary Bow
ERNEST PERRY JR. - Sammy Bow
PAUL OAKLEY STOVALL -Yak
RAPHAEL NASH THOMPSON - Eugene Dawn
CELESTE WILLIAMS - Paula Andrea Bow
SHANÉ WILLIAMS - Hannah Jordan

Creative Team and Crew

RANDY DUNCAN - Musical Staging
DEREK MCLANE - Scenic Design
BIRGIT RATTENBORG WISE - Costume Design
ROBERT PERRY - Lighting Design
ROB MILBURN and MICHAEL BODEEN - Composers, Musical Direction and Sound Design
JOHN BOESCHE - Projection Design
TOM CREAMER - Dramaturg
JOSEPH DRUMMOND - Production Stage Manager
T. PAUL LYNCH - Stage Manager