(New York, NY) January 2nd, 2014 - Tony-nominated and Obie-winning Chekhov director Austin Pendleton helms and appears in Mississippi Mud Productions' SeaGull69, a new version of Anton Chekhov's masterpiece, The SeaGull. This is a world premiere of an adaptation by Austin Pendleton and the acting company drawing on Marian Fell's translation. Set in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, the play looks at family and friends pursuing the American dream of fame, love, and fortune in Hollywood, the land of dreams. Chekhov's sense of humor along with his tender and honest look at life is explored through the terrain of this family and their circle's life in Hollywood from 1969-1971. Tickets on sale online @ http://seagull69.brownpapertickets.com - $17 general admission, $14 student/senior.
Famous actress Arkadina visits the family home that her brother cares for in Benedict Canyon in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969. She comes with her lover Trigorin, a Hollywood writer. Her son, Konstantine, puts on a new play he's written starring his girlfriend, Nina. When his mother doesn't like it, he stops it, leading to a spinning tale of events around dreams, love, attractions and burning ambitions and longings.
The cast includes Broadway and Indie artists Michael Arena, Charles Black*, Jen Danby*, Annette Hunt*, Albert Insinnia*, Andy McCutcheon*, Maureen Mooney*, Patricia Perales, Austin Pendleton*, R. David Robinson*, Lei Zhou, and Dana Zurkowski. Costume design/Looks are by David B. Thompson currently working on PIPPIN on Broadway.
* Appear courtesy of Actors Equity Association
Theater: The Alexander Technique Center for Perfo
Address: 330 West 38th Street, Suite 805
New York, NY 10018
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006