An idea for a short story: a young girl grows up on the shores of a lake, as you have. She loves the lake as the seagulls do, and is as happy and free as they. A man comes along, by chance, and, having nothing better to do, destroys her, as this seagull here has been destroyed.
This play is supremely challenging- it requires absolute focus and discipline of every member of the Team. The play itself is overwhelming in complexity; ten characters have interwoven stories in the course of four acts. I think of it as an emotional freefall after the second act; the impact is both devastating and profound. I could not be more honored or humbled to have been a part of this process, and it is all to the credit of this cast and team- without whom, this production would not be possible.
We are using a new adaptation of THE SEAGULL, which I fashioned from multiple public domain scripts that have been revised for clearer language. Fans of this play and this author shouldn't worry- no lines have been cut.
This production will also be staged in-the-round. In this play, we see ten characters who employ dishonesty (with themselves, with others) as a tool for survival. I wanted to respect that- not condemn it. By having the actors surrounded by the audience on all four sides, they have nowhere to hide. I think the results will be electric, immediate, and everything I hope for in our 2012 season-closing production.
Director, also playing the role of Dorn