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German State Theatre Timișoara

The Seagull

by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Directed by: Yuri Kordonsky

 German version: Ilse Schneyder

"An idea for a short story. A young girl grows up on the shores of a lake, as you have. She loves the lake as the gulls do, and is as happy and free as they. But a man sees her who chances to come that way, and he destroys her out of idleness, as this gull here has been destroyed."

On a country estate a group of people gathers around aging actress Irina Nikolayevna Arkadina. Her brother, her lover, writer Trigorin, her son who is also trying his luck in writing, his beloved Nina who is playing in his play, and the estate agents and their daughter, a doctor and a teacher. Nina who wishes to become an actress is impressed by Trigorin's success and falls in love with him. Thereby she is rocking the relationships between everybody, leading to a chain of unhappy lovers, whose love and failing to satisfy their own standards determine their lives and talks.

Premiere: March 9, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Duration: 03:10


Irina Nikolajewna Arkadina, married Trepljowa, actress
Ioana Iacob

Konstantin Gawrilowitsch Trepljow, her son, a young boy
Horia Săvescu (a. G.)

Pjotr Nikolajewitsch Sorin, her brother
Franz Kattesch

Nina Michailowna Sarjetschnaja, a young girl, daughter of a rich landowner
Olga Török

Ilja Afanasjewitsch Schamrajew, Lieutenant in reserve, land administrator at Sorins estate
Rareș Hontzu

Polina Andrejewna, his wife
Enikő Blénessy

Mascha, his daughter
Anne-Marie Waldeck

Boris Alexejewitsch Trigorin, writer
Radu Vulpe (a. G.)

Jewgenij Sergejewitsch Dorn, doctor
Georg Peetz (a. G.)

Semjon Semjonowitsch Medwedjenko, teacher
Konstantin Keidel (a. G.)

Jakow, worker

Other land workers
Dana Borteanu
Isa Berger
Paul Cebzan
Stage Direction
Yuri Kordonsky (a.G.)

Set and costumes
Dragoș Buhagiar (a. G.)

Valerie Seufert (a.G.)

Botond Nosz (a. G.)

Octavian Horváth

Stage speech
Mareike Tiede

Assistant director
Dana Borteanu

Assistant scenographer
Ioana Pashca

Technical direction
Costinel Stănescu


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