Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

The Seagull

    SNT Nova Gorica

    Translator Borut Kraševec
    Director Paolo Magelli
    Dramaturg Željka Udovičić Pleština
    Language Consultant Srečko Fišer
    Set Designer Lorenzo Banci
    Costume Designer Leo Kulaš
    Stage Music Ivanka Mazurkijević and Damir Martinović Mrle
    Set Elements Designer Branko Drekonja
    Lighting Designer Samo Oblokar
    Make Up Designer Tina Prpar
    Assistant to Set Designer Giulia Barni
    Assistant to Costume Designer Iris Kovačič
    Project Co-Ordinator Martina Mrhar

    Irina Nikolayevna Arkadina Ana Facchini
    Konstantin Gavrilovich Treplyov Nejc Cijan Garlatti
    Pjotr Nikolayevich Sorin Brane Grubar
    Nina Mikhailovna Zarechnaya Urška Taufer
    Ilya Afanasyevich Shamrayev Gorazd Jakomini 
    Polina Andryevna Helena Peršuh
    Masha Arna Hadžialjević
    Boris Alexeyevich Trigorin Matjaž Tribušon
    Yevgeny Sergeyevich Dorn Blaž Valič
    Semyon Semyonovich Medvedenko Matija Rupel

    Featuring also Ivanka Mazurkijević and Damir Martinović Mrle / Peter Harl and Taylor da Vinci (dog).

    The Seagull by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov is set in a country estate where the son of Irina Arkadina, a famous actress, is putting on a play which is supposed to be something of a complete novelty. After his failed attempt of staging it, various forms of longing and love triangles begin to surface among the gathered group of people. Their lusts and jealousy, the banality of the famous, and the dejection of the unsuccessful, as well as an all-consuming egoism portrayed in this major play by the great Russian playwright – all of it is now put on stage by the internationally acclaimed director Paolo Magelli. It has been generally agreed that the Slovenian audience rarely has the chance to see such an unflawed and excellent staging of Chekhov. The country estate at the lake shore is a setting for brilliant dialogues, brimming with verbal settling of scores, flattery and polemical views on art.

    »The stage within the stage opens into a postcard depicting Genoa as a sort of a Mediterranean ideal of warm and bland places, surrounded by pine trees with cut-off tops, denying them a possibility of vertical growth. This is a powerful metaphor of what will happen in two years’ time, not as a farce, not even as a lighthearted mockery of ambitions trapped in the countryside and condemned to periphery and insignificance, but as a tragedy.«
    Matej Bogataj, Delo

    English surtitles

    Followed by a post-show talk at the Drama Forecourt. The talk will be hosted by Nik Škrlec and Luka Marcen.

    Opening night

    7 December 2017


    165 minutes

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