Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Seagull Takes Flight

After 10 preview performances, The Seagull officially opened last night. So far, audience reaction to Robert Falls’ powerful new production of the artistically-demanding classic has been overwhelmingly positive. How can it not be? Chekhov’s unforgivingly honest characters are brought to life by a stellar cast of some of Chicago’s best actors, whose complete embodiment of the varying shades of humanity pervade the intimate Owen Theatre, in a chaotic and engrossing theatrical experience—one that has already raised eyebrows at the Chicago Sun-Times, Time Out Chicago and the Chicago Tribune.

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