The Seagull Alights at Stella Adler Studio of Acting, 1/19-2/2
The Stella Adler Studio of Acting will premiere a new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's classic The Seagull, the forerunner of modern character-driven dramas with interwoven storylines such as Downton Abbey and Mad Men. Celebrated director John Gould Rubin (LAByrinth Theater Company) brings a realistic, deconstructed and more accessible version of the play to the stage with a new translation by Royston Coppenger.
Gould Rubin and Coppenger join an esteemed group of theater luminaries that have adapted The Seagull, including Tennessee Williams and Tom Stoppard. Innovative in design and atmosphere, the unique production at one point has the entire audience move locations in order to evoke in viewers the same emotions as the characters in the play. The Seagull dramatizes the romantic and artistic conflicts between four restless characters.
John Gould Rubin is the Artistic Director of The Private Theatre and former Artistic and Executive Director of LAByrinth Theater Company. Notably, he produced the original productions of Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train and Our Lady of 121st Street for LAByrinth, at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Donmar Warehouse and on the West End in London. He is also known for producing the tour of Stephen Dillane's one-man Macbeth at the Almeida Theater in London, The Sydney Theater in Australia and in New Zealand.
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