Comedy in four acts
Opening night: July 9, 1980
Running time: 3 h, with one intermission
Ticket price range: 250—2000 rub.
The staging of the most famous Chekhov's play. From Seagull Moscow Art Theatre begun it's existence. And in 1980 Oleg Efremov presented it in a style of Russian Thearte School with traditionally deep and exact perusal of the text.
Renewed in 2001 performance didn't lose Efremov's depth, but found the second breath owing to actors. Young masters of a stage in their own way read through immortal images of Seagull, keeping the figure of roles given by director and the general atmosphere of the statement. Performance begun to breathe in today's rhythm owing to outstanding actor's works which deserve the most rapt attention of public.
Staging and directionOleg Efremov
Set designerValery Levental
Lighting designerEfim Udler, Igor Efimov
Music designVasily Nemirovich-Danchenko
Assistant directorOlga Roslyakova
Characters & Cast
Irina Nikolaevna ArkadinaIrina Miroshnichenko, Irina Apeksimova, Evgeniya Dobrovol'skaya
Trepleva (husband's name), actress
Konstantin Gavrilovich TreplevYury Chursin, Yevgeny Mironov
her son, young man
Nina Mikhailovna ZarechnayaMarina Salakova, Anastasia Skorik
young lady, the dauther of a rich landowner
Iliya Afanasievich ShamraevVladimir Krasnov
retired lieutenant, Sorin's steward
Boris Alekseevich TrigorinMikhail Khomyakov, Anatoly Beliy
Evgenii Sergeevich DornBoris Plotnikov
YakovNikita Panfilov, Grigory Rizhikov