Limited NYC Show Runs January 19th through February 2nd
The Stella Adler Studio’s Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Company is excited to announce the world premiere of a new adaptation of Anton Checkhov’s classic drama The Seagull, brought to the stage by celebrated director John Gould Rubin with a new translation by Royston Coppenger. Gould Rubin directs a realistic, deconstructed and more accessible version of the play. His vision of the play is that the characters go on an “apocalyptic” emotional journey.
Innovative in design and atmosphere, the unique production at one point has the entire audience move locations in order to evoke in viewers the same emotions as the characters in the play. Checkhov, considered the father of modern character-driven theater, dramatizes the romantic and artistic conflicts between four restless characters. The Seagull features actresses Katherine Wallach (Goodfellas, Gangs of New York) and Angela Vitale, a long time member of the famed Jean Cocteau Repertory, whose credits include numerous classical and contemporary plays both regionally and off-Broadway.
John Gould Rubin is the Artistic Director of The Private Theatre and former Artistic and Executive Director of LAByrinth Theater Company. Notably, he produced the original productions of Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train and Our Lady of 121st Street for LAByrinth, at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Donmar Warehouse and on the West End in London. He is also known for producing the tour of Stephen Dillane’s one-man Macbeth at the Almeida Theater in London, The Sydney Theater in Australia and in New Zealand.
The Harold Clurman Lab Theater Presents
Saturday, January 19th – Saturday, February 2nd
7:30pm (2:30pm on Sundays)
The Stella Adler Studio of Acting
31 West 27th, Floor 3
New York, NY 10001
For more information, performance times and tickets please click here.
About The Stella Adler Studio of Acting:
The Stella Adler Studio of Acting is an acting school based in New York City founded by actress and teacher Stella Adler in 1949. Adler founded the Studio on her belief in the seriousness of her art. Adler and the school have trained many of the brilliant actors of our time, including Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, and Elaine Stritch. The Stella Adler Studio of Acting is a nonprofit organization, which trains over 500 actors annually. The Studio also presents public lectures, poetry readings, concerts, theater performances, dance theater events and an annual arts festival.www.stellaadler.com