David R Gammons

Seagull Poster

“The Seagull,” a work that the author himself claimed contained “five tons of love,” is a play about a very human tendency to reject love that is freely given and seek it where it is withheld. Caught in destructive, triangular relationships that evoke both pathos and humor, the characters cannot successfully parry the force of time, the passage of which robs the actress Irina Arkadina of her beauty, her son Konstantin Treplev of his hope, and his beloved, Nina Zarechnaya, of her artistic passion. A subtle, complex, and bittersweet masterpiece by the most revolutionary playwright of Naturalist drama, “The Seagull” explores the nature of unrequited desire, bitter jealousy, creative ambition, familial ties, and the desperate lengths to which we all will go for love.

The Seagull

Photos: David R. Gammons