Chekhov’s “The Seagull”

A local theater group performed Chekov’s “The Seagull” and will be performing the play for the next couple of weeks. They are one of the local groups that usually performs Shakespeare. However, they chose to take a break.
I will be honest: my experience with Chekov is few and far between. I know I saw “The Cherry Orchard” when I had just graduated college. I remember the theme of time and holding on to what no longer exists. “The Seagull” follows that pattern but shows family dysfunction at its’ worst. People are blind to what is going on around them and use and abuse people who worship the ground they walk on. Sounds familiar.
The people we worship as higher than us show their true colors when given the appropriate opportunity. This is a good play for showing what happens when celebrity worship is mixed with family dysfunction. The people who cause the creativity to be invoked are the ones often forgotten.


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