Here translated by Christopher Hampton, Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull is considered one of his most haunting and atmospheric character studies. A would-be playwright is at war with his egoistic mother while the town has become intoxicated by a sensational author. And as the alluring newcomer steals away Kosta’s only love, their new romance could have devastating consequences.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Calista Flockhart as Irina Nikolayevna Arkadina
T.R. Knight as Konstantin Treplev
Stephen Collins as Yevgeny Dorn
Gordon Clapp as Ilya Shamrayev
Logan Fahey as Semyon Medvedenko
Cindy Katz as Polina Andreyevna
Dakin Matthews as Pyotr Sorin
Bess Rous as Masha
Josh Stamberg as Boris Alexeyevich Trigorin
Kira Sternbach as Nina
Directed by Rosalind Ayres. Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at The James Bridges Theater, UCLA in September of 2012.
“With standouts Calista Flockhart and T.R. Knight, this full cast performance transforms a dark drama marked by unfulfilled and mislaid passions into a hypnotic look at the lives of deeply flawed and painfully recognizable characters…listeners will be mesmerized.” — AudioFile Magazine