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The Seagull



This is a precise translation of the classic story about life, love, theatre and the disappointments they hold for this passionate, imperfect cast of characters: Irina, a fading, middle-aged actress; Trigorin, a moderately popular author who realizes his own failure to achieve ‘greatness’, and Irina’s muddled and melancholy son Konstantin, who is lovesick over beautiful Nina, an aspiring actress. Enchanted by the lure of the older, debonair Trigorin and obsessed with becoming an actress, Nina runs off with him to the city where she bears his child and becomes just another would-be of the stage. She returns to the provinces, deserted by Trigorin, and again rejects Konstantin’s professions of love.

Character Breakdown

Arkadina (Russian Actress)
Treplev (Arkadina's son, early 20s)
Nina (F, 19)
Trigorin (Arkadina's lover, Russian writer)
Sorin (Landowner, 69)
Dorn (Local doctor)
Masha (Daughter of Paulina and Shamrayev)
Shamrayev (Manager of Sorin's farm and household, Husband to Paulina, Father to Masha)
Medvedenko (M, Local schoolteacher)
Paulina (Mages Sorin's estate, Mother of Masha, Wife of Shamrayev)
Yakov (A hired workman)