Anton Chekhov


Jokūbas Brazys
Duration: 3 h. 50 min.
Anton Chekhov


Jokūbas Brazys
Duration: 3 h. 50 min.

“The Seagull” by Jokūbas Brazys is a performance which will return to your dreams. The young director succeeded to turn a classical play into a metaphysical dream, which deeply touches and transforms our consciousness. The thing which at first seems unfinished, suddenly appears to be an experiment which exceeds the limits of the stage. The swamp, which after the drink with Trigorin Masha playfully tramples together with her own fate, draws in all of us and makes us restless, urging us to relive the drama of the family – and ourselves in it.

“The Seagull” was born out of the creative experiments of the students of the same theatre course. From the beginning of the performance you feel as the member of the group, you merge with this group, become their close relative, like the dormitory neighbour. What is significant about this performance is that the main character in it, embodying all possible experience, is the whole group of actors working as the huge motor of young energy. In such a milieu the actions of one actor affect the actions of another. The whole performance swing between the total immersion with the naked (in a true sense) action on the stage and the dissociation at the moments when the text prevails. In the middle of the swings is silence, the utter silence which makes you imagine drowning into the atmosphere of the collective dream. The silence in which the whole energy comes very near to the spectator and shows its magic power.

While participating in the experiment which excites your senses, you hear every word written by Chekhov and feel that the play was written for today and dedicated for you. You feel the metaphysics of the text, the intensity of which does not cease. What also does not cease is the struggle of burning passions, the continuous searching of the sources of love and creativity. In the play there was a discourse about the tearing passions, creative searchings, changing time, the promises and realisations of the future; the performance embodies that discourse. The director and his actors could not choose a better possibility of the farewell to the past and the salutation of the future.

Translated by Sigitas Parulskis.

In cooperation with Lithuanian Council for Culture.

Set designer
Jokūbas Brazys

Costume designer
Karolina Fiodoravaitė

Mantas Mockus

Lights designer
Mykolas Olšauskas

Treplev - Domantas Starkauskas
Nina - Sofija Gedgaudaitė
Arkadina - Gerda Čiuraitė
Trigorin - Džiugas Gvozdzinskas
Masha - Digna Kulionytė
Polina - Augustė Šimulynaitė
Shamraev - Džiugas Grinys
Medvedenko - Karolis Norvilas
Sorin - Audrius Antanavičius
Dorn - Aurelijus Pocius

2022 March 18

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