Judy Kaye-led THE SEAGULL Reading Takes Place Tonight at The Pearl, 2/18
THE PEARL THEATRE COMPANY (J.R. Sullivan, Artistic Director) presents in the latest in a series of free readings, Chekov's The Seagull, adapted by Michael Raver (THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, FIRE ON BABYLON).
In this subtle re-imagining of the story, Chekov's poignant story of artistic struggles, love thwarted, and dreams deferred, unfolds against the backdrop of late 1930s New London, Connecticut.
The reading stars two-time TONY Award Winner, Judy Kaye (NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT) and is directed by Edwin Cahill.
The most widely-produced of Chekov's plays, The Seagull chronicles the story of the writer
Constantine (Michael Raver), the aspiring actress Nina (Gardner Reed), and the hopes, passions, mistakes, and intrigues that surround their work to find a place in a shifting artistic and cultural landscape.
"The play is full of characters who are in love with the wrong person..." Raver (pictured right) said, in an interview with Stephen Greco at Classical TV.
The reading also stars Rachel Botchan, R. Ward Duffy, Tom Riis Farrell, Jeffrey C. Hawkins, Robert Petkoff, Hubert Point Du Jour, Henny Russell, DL Sams, and Ed Seamon.
THE SEAGULL will be presented tonight, February 18th at 7pm at The Pearl Theatre Company's new home at 555 West 42nd Street.
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