This month, the University of Redlands Theater Arts Department is proud to present "The Seagull" by Anton Chekhov.
Running March 20 to 23, "The Seagull" is a slice-of-life drama following the dissatisfied lives of four characters as they strive to find success, love, artistic genius, and, most desperately, happiness in the late 19th century Russian countryside.
"The story is about new and old forms of art and the artists who struggle with these forms," director Tom Provenzano said. "But mostly it is a story of unrequited love – often hilarious, always heartbreaking."
Provenzano is from California State University, San Bernardino, where he specializes in teaching acting, voice, speech, and directing, and was invited by the University of Redlands to be a guest director for "The Seagull."
"The Theatre Department has been extremely welcoming," he said. "The young actors are so willing to go deeply into the character work that is required for this difficult, but beautiful, play."
The cast features students from the College of Arts and Sciences, with designs by students and faculty as well as guest artists.
Performances will take place in the Glenn Wallichs Theatre at 8 p.m. March 20, 21 and 22 and at 2 p.m. March 23. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 with a student or senior citizen ID.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here or call 909-748-8028.
Posted: March 14, 2014
Written by: Melinda Pope '15