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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

The Seagull



Paolo Magelli

Opening night

7 December 2017

165 minutes inc. interval

SNT Nova Gorica

Translator Borut Kraševec
Director Paolo Magelli
Dramaturg Željka Udovičić Pleština
Language Consultant Srečko Fišer
Set Designer Lorenzo Banci
Costume Designer Leo Kulaš
Stage Music Ivanka Mazurkijević and Damir Martinović Mrle
Set Elements Designer Branko Drekonja
Lighting Designer Samo Oblokar
Make Up Designer Tina Prpar
Assistant to Set Designer Giulia Barni
Assistant to Costume Designer Iris Kovačič
Project Co-Ordinator Martina Mrhar

Irina Nikolayevna Arkadina Ana Facchini
Konstantin Gavrilovich Treplyov Nejc Cijan Garlatti
Pjotr Nikolayevich Sorin Brane Grubar
Nina Mikhailovna Zarechnaya Urška Taufer
Ilya Afanasyevich Shamrayev Gorazd Jakomini 
Polina Andryevna Helena Peršuh
Masha Arna Hadžialjević
Boris Alexeyevich Trigorin Matjaž Tribušon
Yevgeny Sergeyevich Dorn Blaž Valič
Semyon Semyonovich Medvedenko Matija Rupel

Featuring also Ivanka Mazurkijević and Damir Martinović Mrle / Peter Harl and Taylor da Vinci (dog).

The Seagull by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov is set in a country estate where the son of Irina Arkadina, a famous actress, is putting on a play which is supposed to be something of a complete novelty. After his failed attempt of staging it, various forms of longing and love triangles begin to surface among the gathered group of people. Their lusts and jealousy, the banality of the famous, and the dejection of the unsuccessful, as well as an all-consuming egoism portrayed in this major play by the great Russian playwright – all of it is now put on stage by the internationally acclaimed director Paolo Magelli. It has been generally agreed that the Slovenian audience rarely has the chance to see such an unflawed and excellent staging of Chekhov. The country estate at the lake shore is a setting for brilliant dialogues, brimming with verbal settling of scores, flattery and polemical views on art.

»The stage within the stage opens into a postcard depicting Genoa as a sort of a Mediterranean ideal of warm and bland places, surrounded by pine trees with cut-off tops, denying them a possibility of vertical growth. This is a powerful metaphor of what will happen in two years’ time, not as a farce, not even as a lighthearted mockery of ambitions trapped in the countryside and condemned to periphery and insignificance, but as a tragedy.«
Matej Bogataj, Delo

English subtitles

Followed by a post-show talk at the Drama Forecourt. The talk will be hosted by Nik Škrlec and Luka Marcen.