Chekhov’s “Seagull” lands at Meadows Theatre Oct. 10-14

meadows-theatre-seagull-150.jpgThe Meadow Theatre season continues with a restored version of a censored Anton Chekhov masterpiece. The Seagull, directed by guest artist Henry Woronicz, runs Oct. 10-14 in the Bob Hope Theatre, Owen Arts Center.

Developed in opposition to the melodramatic theatre of the 19th century, The Seagull combines both comedy and tragedy in a story of romantic triangles and unrequited love and reflects Chekhov’s view that a life without purpose is no life at all. The Meadows production includes material originally deleted by the Russian censors when the play debuted in the late 1890s. Guest director Woronicz is an acting and directing veteran of Broadway, regional theater and television.

Performances begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $7 each for SMU students, faculty and staff. For more information, call 8-2787 (8-ARTS). (Clockwise from top left: M.F.A. candidates Joshua Alan Peterson, Lydia Mackay, Ariel Joy Woodiwiss and Kevin Robert Kiler, photographed by Linda Blasé.)