PNT to Present THE SEAGULL, 3/22-23
Parson's Nose Theater (PNT) continues their 2013-14 Season with a Readers' Theater Series production of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull".
"It's a comedy, there are three women's parts, six men's, four acts, landscapes; a great deal of conversation about literature, little action, tons of love." -Anton Chekhov on The Seagull.
"As we know, there's no one way to play a script," says adaptor Lance Davis, Artistic Director of Parson's Nose. "The first success of The Seagull was at Stanislavski's Moscow Art Theater in 1898, and he's the guy that codified The Method, so we often emphasize, wrongly in my opinion, the somber, ponderous, tragic elements of Chekhov's work. But at this point in my life I think The Seagull is truly comic, even Chaplinesque. There's a reason Chris Durang, with whom I worked years ago, has a lot of fun with it. In my adaptation I'm hoping we can explore the bite-your-lip, laugh-stifling myopia that permeates the lives of this theater family gone wrong. The "tragedy" is in the pain it inflicts on an innocent admirer. Please join us for a new take on this classic work."
Parson's Nose Theater's 2013-14 Season continues with "The Seagull: A Tragicomedy", March 22nd at 7pm and March 23rd at 3pm. Running time appx. 90 minutes including intermission.
Parson's Nose Theater performs at Lineage Performing Arts Center located at 89 South Fair Oaks, Pasadena, CA 91105
Parson's Nose Readers Theater readings and productions are offered as "Pay What You Will". Reservations may be made online at www.parsonsnose.com or by calling 626-403-7667. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. Ages 12+ suggested.
"The Seagull" is sponsored in part by an Anonymous Donation, The Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and the J. Mario Molina Family Foundation.