News About The Seagull at EgoPo Classic Theater
EgoPo Classic Theater Presents its Upcoming Season, SHEPARD COUNTRY
September 20, 2019
EgoPo Classic Theater will carry on its tradition of producing annual themed festival seasons with the 2019-2020 Festival Season, Shepard Country, celebrating the ground-breaking works of the late, great American playwright Sam Shepard. This year, EgoPo returns to America, but through the lens of Shepard, a playwright dedicated to stripping the mask off the myth of the American family to reveal its true depth, rawness, and often painful reality. (more...)
AND TELL SAD STORIES OF THE DEATH OF QUEENS Will Play Philadelphia Fringe Before Touring To Provincetown
August 14, 2019
EgoPo Classic Theater presents the Tennessee Williams one-act, And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Queens, with performances at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival this September 5-8, 2019. EgoPo Artistic Director, Lane Savadove, directs this obscure production rarely produced on the stage, starring Rob Tucker (11th Hour's City of Angels, The Arden's The Light Princess) in his EgoPo premiere. Written in 1957 and first produced in 2004, And Tell Sad Stories... invites you to enjoy a glass of champagne as you step into the world of a queer interior decorator looking for the one thing that we all seek: love. Performances take place at Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Tickets are $20 and can be found at www.fringearts.com. (more...)
New Leadership Announced At EgoPo Classic Theater
June 13, 2019
EgoPo Classic Theater in Philadelphia announces the hiring of Associate Producer, Dane Eissler, and Managing Director, Katrina Foy, arriving in July at the start of the 2019-2020 "Shepard Country" Festival Season, joining founder and Artistic Director Lane Savadove in leading the organization. Foy succeeds Shayna Freed as Managing Director, who served in the role since 2015. Eissler is the first in the Associate Producer role, marking a time of growth and opportunity for EgoPo's future. (more...)
EgoPo Classic Theater Presents CENSORED
February 28, 2019
EgoPo Classic Theater presents CENSORED, two powerful plays, both banned by the South African government, to shine a light on two very different experiences of apartheid: Athol Fugard's "Master Harold"…and the Boys and Matsemela Manaka's Egoli, co-produced by Theatre in the X. On March 22 and 23, EgoPo will open these plays to run in rotating repertory. Master Harold previews March 21 and opens Friday, March 22. Egoli previews March 20 and opens March 23. The shows run three weeks, closing April 7. Single show tickets range $25-$35 with discounts available when both are purchased together. Performances are at the Latvian Society Theater at 7th & Spring Garden. For more information, go to EgoPo.org, or call 267-273-1414. (more...)
EgoPo Classic Theater Brings a South African Twist to THREE SISTERS, TWO
January 07, 2019
In this dark comedy, Reza de Wet weaves together a collection of Chekhov's iconic characters into a single musing on the end of a world. On February 1, EgoPo Classic Theater presents this great South African playwright's take on Anton Chekhov's classic, twenty years later, during the fall the privileged society. Three Sisters Two previews January 30-31 and opens Friday, February 1. The show runs three weeks, closing Feb. 17. (more...)
EgoPo Announces 2018-19 Season Theater of South Africa
September 04, 2018
EgoPo Classic Theater announces their 2018-19 Season: Theater of South Africa, celebrating great dramatic works of South Africa and highlighting the remarkable transformation from apartheid to democracy. The season will begin with a South African version of Eugene O'Neill's Desire Under the Elms, as created and performed by Abrahamse and Meyer Productions from Cape Town, South Africa, in partnership with Drexel University's Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and their Performing Arts Department. EgoPo's mainstage season launches with A Human Being Died That Night, a gripping account of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission by psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela; followed by Three Sisters Two by Reza de Wet, a Chekhov sequel confronting the fall of privileged class; and concluding with two plays in rotation repertory: "Master Harold"…and the Boys by Athol Fugard and Egoli by Matsemela Manaka (co-produced with Theatre in the X), shining a light on two vastly different experiences under apartheid. (more...)
Anton Chekhov; trans: Paul Schmidt; dir: Lane Savadove.
The Latvian Society Theater:
In The Seagull, Anton Chekhov crafted a bold artistic departure from dramatic action by creating character studies that reveal the internal worlds of the play’s four main characters as they strive to satisfy their desires for love, success and recognition.
One of Chekhov’s four major plays, it has been variously interpreted as a satire, a comedy and a tragedy with comic elements.
By Anton Chekhov, in a version by Christopher Hampton