By Anton Chekhov
Adapted for the Stage by Janice L. Blixt
Translated from the Russian by Alexandra LaCombe
Directed by J. Briggs Cormier
Romantic and artistic conflicts unfold beside a lake on a country estate where Constantine yearns for Nina’s love and for recognition as a playwright. Nina dismisses his infatuation, seeking instead Trigorin’s affection. Arkadina, Constantine's mother, would rather keep him out of sight to maintain the fading illusion of youth. Her lover Trigorin dallies with Nina, but she is little more than inspiration for his writing. Family and friends struggle to live with their unfulfilled ambitions when their passions fail to soar.
Artistic Director of the Michigan Shakespeare Festival Janice L. Blixt sets her adaptation of Chekhov's dark comedy about desire, ambition, creativity, and family in upstate New York.
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