In this irreverent, contemporary, and wickedly funny "sort of adaptation" of Chekhov's The Seagull, award-winning playwright Aaron Posner stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all.
An aspiring young playwright rails against the art created by his mother's generation. A young would-be actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. A woman who wears black drinks vodka and contemplates the up side of giving up and giving in.
Chekhov's characters still philosophize on love, art, and the pursuit of happiness, but this time with music, meta-theatricality, and mad humor.
Aaron Posner (playwright) is a Award-winning playwright and director. His adaptations include The Chosen and My Name is Asher Lev. He and Teller will be directing their adaptation of The Tempest this spring at the ART in Cambridge.