It is Russia in the waning days of the 19th century. A country estate is the meeting place for a cast of characters that includes the idle, the ridiculous, the melancholy, and the comic. Their yearnings, compulsions, fears, and illusions become an absorbing tapestry of human life. Regarded by many as Chekhov's masterwork, The Seagull will move and captivate you. This adaptation is directed by Giancarlo Nanni of Teatro Vascello from Rome, a noted avant-garde theater. The production is a dreamy voyage with colored lights and abstract movement that takes literally Constantine's admonition (in the play) that the theater must represent life "not how it is, not even as it should be, but in the way it appears in our dreams."