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The Seagull

MITCH LILLIE
7:30 pm Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 pm Sundays through June 16., Sunday May 19 | $20.
Shoebox Theater
2110 SE 10th Ave.
 
Like many great works of art, Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull was booed on its 1896 opening night before finding wild success. Northwest Classical Theatre Co.’s production, directed by Don Alder, uses an intimate venue and emotive acting to add immediacy to this theatrical jewel. Set in the lakeside summertime home of Irina (Jane Bement Geesman), an aging but famous actress, and her idealistic playwright son Konstantin (Ben Buckley), the play’s atmosphere seems idyllic. Yet, as Irina admits, “It’s hot and humid. No one does anything! Everyone philosophizes.” An ensemble cast bears the comedy that arises from what becomes a love hexagon, but unrequited and uncertain desires, along with Konstantin’s attempted suicide, temper any humor. The writer Trigorin, one of Chekhov’s deepest characters, is valiantly played by Jason Maniccia. In the center stand Brenan Dwyer as a fragile but sunny Nina and Clara-Liis Hillier, Nina’s foil as a jaded, black-hearted Masha. The tone is convoluted and dark, but as Nina advises, “You must learn to bear your cross.”

Where: Shoebox Theater
Phone: 971-244-3740
Address: 2110 SE 10th Ave.

 
 
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