City of Chekhov: Where to See The Seagull in Moscow
06.05.2016 | СМИ о нас
Газета The Moscow Times. 5 мая 2016.
Автор: Андрей Мучник

"Theatrical Insomnia: The Seagull" at the Stanislavsky Electrotheater

Experimental production by 3 talented directors

Treplev's argument with his mother about the "new forms" versus "routine theater" is taken very literally in this avant-garde performance. The "new forms," of course, win. The production is experimental in more ways than one. Firstly, you can only see the performance late at night — hence the insomnia. The play starts after midnight and during the breaks you see additional performances, including some Chekhov-inspired rap music.

Secondly, each of the three acts is the work of a different director, and all three of them are up and coming talents: Yury Muravitsky, Yury Kvyatkovsky and Kirill Vytoptov. Finally, each act in itself is an experiment.

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