EWU theater will present “The Seagull”

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EWU theater will present “The Seagull”

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Cast members of "The Seagull"

Courtesy of Tarragon Theatre

Courtesy of Tarragon Theatre

Cast members of "The Seagull"

By Emmaline Sylvester, Reporter

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A relatable story of unrequited love and heartache is articulated by playwright Anton Chekhov in the play “The Seagull.”

Jeffrey Sanders, senior lecturer at EWU and director, is excited to announce the upcoming play “The Seagull” which will be showing at the EWU theatre in March.

“The Seagull is a young person’s play,” Sanders said. “I think everyone, especially at this age, is right in the sweet spot to understand and get The Seagull.”

Taking on “The Seagull” was an exciting challenge according to Sanders. He says there is a lot of ambiguous language and subtext that requires the viewers to understand the characters wants, desires and circumstances.

“Our goal is to make it less about ultra-realism and present the play more through the way the main character Constantine would present the play, which is more symbolic, ethereal and more poetic,” Sanders said.

Sanders plans to utilize dance and original music in the production to highlight the symbolist nature and emotionality of the piece.

“Characters in Chekhov will be talking about the weather, but really they will be talking about the sun setting on their lives,” Sanders said.  

“The Seagull” will be showing at the EWU Theatre on March 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m., March 10 at 2 p.m. and March 14 at 5 p.m. Tickets are free with an Eagle ID or $10 cash at the door for the general public.

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