Photos: Serenbe Playhouse Tackles Chekhov's THE SEAGULL

Right off the heels of their critical and commercial smash hit, TITANIC: THE MUSICAL, Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant, and named one of the Top 20 theatres in the nation by Playbill,

is excited to present a sexy, cutting edge, modern version of THE SEAGULL, adapted and directed by Yale School of Drama MFA graduate Elizabeth Dinkova. The show begins September 5th and runs through September 30th, with the official press opening on Friday, September 7th.

THE SEAGULL will be produced at Peek Lake, located near Serenbe's Wildflower Meadow.

Fame, love, justice, purpose - they all want something they can't have. Join us lakeside for the party of a lifetime on a country estate, full of searing love triangles, absurd comedy, and wild art. This contemporary take on Chekhov's most action-packed tragicomedy- featuring reimagined Balkan music, dark humor, and Dinkova's distinctively Eastern European brand of mayhem - reaches into each character's heart to show you the dark, raw, secret desires within. This Seagull is a bloodsport - a ruthless competition about who will command the stage, and how. Yale School of Drama MFA Graduate and Alliance Directing Fellow Elizabeth Dinkova adapts and directs this bold, immersive version of the Chekhov classic. Chekhov's characters will come alive like never before in a daring, sexy new way!

FROM DIRECTOR ELIZABETH DINKOVA

"As a director, I do work about what it means to live freely, and to live fully. Every immigrant leaves their country for that reason. Every artist creates for that reason, and that's the most palpable dream in the Seagull.

It's a play about artistic rebellion, about art's power to inspire us to free ourselves from the restrictions of society, to ignite us to fully live our lives, to confront what's dangerous and wild and beautiful within us. Art that awakes the dangerous, passionate hunger to live in that space between dreams and reality that Constance's play breaks open. This version is angry, raucous, dark, funny, with love triangles, wild art, explosive confrontations. This play with music is an edgy contemporary take, taking place in the world and with the people of today, in which the artist's imagination, through music, dance and magic, opens the door into another dimension. No better place to do it than with the rebels in the woods at Serenbe."

THE SEAGULL will feature a cast of 7 Atlanta all-star actors, including Allan Edwards (Peter), Park Krausen (Irina), Shannon McCarren (Nina), Lee Osorio (Boris), Brooke Owens (Masha), Skye Passmore (Simon), and Maythinee Washington (Constance)

To breathe new life into one of Chekhov's greatest plays, Yale MFA Graduate and Alliance Directing Fellow Elizabeth Dinkova adapts and directs, leading the team including Barret Doyle and Joel Coady (Scenic Design), Anais Azul (Composer), An-Lin Dauber (Costume Design), Maranda Debusk (Lighting Design), Rob Brookhser (Sound Design), and Joel Coady (Production Manager).

Tickets are on sale now. Ticket prices start at $30 - senior/student, and group discounts are available. Rain Insurance is available for all tickets. All may be purchased online at www.serenbeplayhouse.com, or by calling the box office (770-463-1110), Wednesday - Sunday, 12pm - 5pm.

Photo Credit: BreeAnne Clowdus

Photos: Serenbe Playhouse Tackles Chekhov's THE SEAGULL

Park Krausen (Arkadina) and Shannon McCarren (Nina)

Photos: Serenbe Playhouse Tackles Chekhov's THE SEAGULL

Shannon McCarren (Nina)

Photos: Serenbe Playhouse Tackles Chekhov's THE SEAGULL

Shannon McCarren (Nina) and Lee Osorio (Trigorin)

Photos: Serenbe Playhouse Tackles Chekhov's THE SEAGULL

Shannon McCarren (Nina)

Photos: Serenbe Playhouse Tackles Chekhov's THE SEAGULL

Shannon McCarren (Nina)

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