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The Seagull Star Kate Burton to Offer Post-Show Discussions at Boston's Huntington Theatre Company

The Chekhov production offers its Boston audiences a roster of special post-show events.

Kate Burton, star of the Huntington Theatre Company's The Seagull, will join in post-show conversions about the play in March and April.
(© T. Charles Erickson)

Boston's Huntington Theatre Company has announced a schedule of special post-show discussions to accompany its production of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull.

On Sunday, March 16, following the 2pm performance, Huntington dramaturg Charles Haugland will moderate a conversation about the theatrical contributions of Paul Schmidt (translator of The Seagull) to honor the 15th anniversary of his death. Joining Haugland in the conversation will be joint literary executors of Schmidt's estate, Mark Bennett (original music for The Seagull) and Margaret Sand (Schmidt's sister), and Catherine A. Ciepiela, chair of the Russian department at Amherst College.

The Boston Globe Arts Editor Rebecca Ostriker will also come to the Huntington to moderate a conversation with three-time Tony nominee Kate Burton, who stars as Irina Arkadina in the production, along with other cast members. The discussion will be held on Thursday, March 20, following the 7:30pm performance.

WGBH Executive Editor for Arts Jared Bowen will conduct another conversation with Burton on Tuesday, April 1, following the 7:30pm performance. He plans to discuss the production as well as Burton's theatrical legacy as the daughter of famed stage and film actor Richard Burton.

The Huntington staff will also offer a series of audience conversations following most Tuesday-Friday, Saturday matinee, and Sunday matinee performances.

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