June 3 at 7:30pm
June 4 at 3:00pm
June 4 at 7:30pm
HB Playwrights Theatre
124 Bank Street, New York
The Seagull tells the story of a group of artists and their interconnected relationships, focusing on themes of love, art, and the complexities of human nature. The play is set on a country estate in Russia and revolves around the lives of Konstantin Treplyov, a young and idealistic playwright, and his mother, the famous actress Irina Arkadina. Konstantin is in love with Nina, a young aspiring actress, but his love is unrequited. Meanwhile, Nina becomes infatuated with Irina’s lover, the successful novelist Boris Trigorin. The play explores the conflicts and tensions among the characters as they grapple with their ambitions, desires, and the disappointments of life. Through the portrayal of these complex relationships and the characters’ struggles with their artistic pursuits, Chekhov offers a profound exploration of the human condition and the eternal search for meaning and fulfillment. This presentation rearranges the story starting at a later moment and flashing back to earlier occurrences from the original text.
The Hagen Core Training is a full-time one-year training program for actors who seek full immersion in the practice of their craft. Taught over three terms by world-class faculty/practitioners, this program offers an integrated progressive curriculum of essential classes: Acting Technique, Scene Study, Script Analysis, Movement, Alexander Technique, Voice, and Speech.
HB Studio’s programs are supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and many generous supporters.