by Anton Chekhov

dir. by Adrian Giurgea

Colgate University, 2018

set design

The Seagull by Chekhov is one of the most popular and beloved plays of the world’s theater repertory. In Colgate’s pared-down version, Chekhov's first great play reveals the full force of its comedy and cruelty - whether it's love, sex, incredible fame, or simply a trip into town, each character is denied the thing they most crave. Switching effortlessly between the ridiculous and the profound, The Seagull forensically examines the transcendence and destructiveness of love. The burning need to create art and how harshly that need can be crushed permeates throughout the play.

Photos by Maria Baranova-Suzuki