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The Seagull
Text by: A.P.Chekhov
*adaptation after a free translation by Mașa Dinescu & Andrei Șerban
Directed by: Andrei Șerban
Second director: Sânziana Stoican
Assistant directors: Cosmin Purice, Florin Liță
Stage design: Valentin Vârlan
Light & sound design: Dragoș Mărgineanu, Paul Drăguș
Arkadina costumes: Doina Levintza
Project manager: Irina Radu
‘I gladly received the invitation to work at unteatru. Here I found the atmosphere of my youth years at La Mama in New York, the same free and friendly spirit, a community of artists whom, without any material considerations, are animated by their passion for theatre and by the desire of discovering „new forms”. And this idea of „new forms” led me directly to Treplev and „The seagull”, a play which chased me all my life and which I did not fully understand, though I directed it in different languages on three continents, each time in a different way. I really hope that this version will be the last one and although we could not unravel the mystery that makes a story which ends in a violent death to be described by Chekhov as „a comedy”, I have faith that together we can (re)discover the paradox that in theatre, the only permanent thing is the continuous change. If we accept that no condition is definitive, we can start searching.’

Andrei Șerban
Performance in Romanian, with translation into English.
Performance not recommended to audiences under 14.

Special effects: loud noises and stroboscopic light

      © Andrei Gîndac