2013

Culture Project presents

The Seagull

Directed by Max Stafford-Clark

Adaptation by Thomas Kilroy

The Lynn Redgrave Theater
at Culture Project
45 Bleecker St.
New York, NY

Order tickets by phone: 866-811-4111
Regular: $75
Student: $25

Meet the Cast

Rufus Collins, Alan Cox, Stella Feehily, Slate Holmgren, Rachel Spencer Hewitt, Ryan David O’Byrne, Amanda Quaid, Tim Ruddy, Kenneth Ryan, and Trudie Styler.

Scenic Design by Peter Hartwell

Costume Design by Ilona Somogyi

 

Trudie Styler returns to the stage after a long hiatus
Click Here to Watch BBC Clip on The Seagull

 

“Once again, ex-Trinity student and rugger bugger Stafford-Clark had materialised a good idea into dazzling theatrical success.”
The Irish Times
Thomas Kilroy's version of The Seagull is a dazzling reappraisal of Chekhov's first great comedy, a story of a distinguished actress and her passionate, lonely son. In the decline of Anglo-Irish estates and the emergence of the Land League, Kilroy unearths fascinating parallels to the shifts in Russian society that inform Chekhov's original. This acclaimed adaptation illuminates the play's universal themes while revealing new social and political angles. Called "the leading catalyst of British theatre's new writing and new talent since the mid-1970s," Max Stafford-Clark commissioned and directed the original production of The Seagull at the Royal Court Theatre in 1981.

"Chekhov is successfully transported to West of Ireland.”

-The Financial Times

“The Culture Project's vivid, humorous revival, which opened off-Broadway on Sunday night, is handsomely staged by Max Stafford-Clark, who commissioned and directed the original production at the Royal Court Theatre in London.”

-The Associated Press

“Sir Ian (McKellen) has appeared in ‘The Seagull’ five times… He pronounced Max Stafford Clark’s new production at the Culture Project-45 Bleecker Street as his ‘favorite’ so far.”

-Show Biz 411

“Trudie Styler shines as Isobel.”

-Entertainment Weekly

“Styler plays Isobel like Faye Dunaway plays Joan Crawford: Too much is never enough. It feels like she's always on... Stafford-Clark has led the ensemble to nuanced and dynamic performances.”

-Theatermania

“The Celtic-inspired version of Constantine's obscure play is a hoot.”

-The New York Times

“(Styler) finds a genuine presence in both the ache and the comedy.”

-Newsday

“Amanda Quaid's bitter Mary, trapped in a loveless marriage, is heartbreaking.”

-New York Post