The Seagull

Croatian House of Culture in Sušak – 9. 5. at 19:30 h
OKT/ Vilnius City Theatre, Vilnius, Lithuania

Anton Pavlovič Čehov: THE SEAGULL

Director: Oskaras Koršunovas

Costume design: Dovilė Gudačiauskaitė
Composer: Gintaras Sodeika
Light design: Eugenijus Sabaliauskas
Video artist: Aurelija Maknytė

Cast: Martynas Nedzinskas, Nelė Savičenko, Darius Meškauskas, Gelminė Glemžaitė, Vytautas Anužis, Airida Gintautaitė, Rasa Samuolytė, Darius Gumauskas, Dainius Gavenonis, Kirilas Glušajevas, Giedrius Savickas


“This is a great play to experiment… With The Seagull we continue exploring the themes also present in Hamlet and The Lower Depths, those of the contemporary theatre, the contemporary actor, and the contemporary viewer. The Seagull is the third part of the triptych. All of these parts are joined together by a special focus on the actors. In The Seagull we seem to seek the impression that the audience is included in the story (…) already fifteen years ago, our theatre formulated one of its main mottos, i.e. to stage classics as contemporary plays, making them an interpersonal experience rather than a historical digression.” says Koršunovas.
Oskaras Koršunovas:

In The Seagull, created from nothing in the half empty OKT studio, theatre becomes life and life becomes theatre.
Everything is simple in the play: organic, calm intonations, logical text accents, which purify the century-old text from unnecessary pathos, casual costumes, no special requirement “to wear a jacket” (costume designer – Dovilė Gudačiauskaitė). The main building “material” and “tools” of the performance are its actors. And it looks as simple and natural as can be; after all, as corny as it may sound, The Seagull is about theatre. Not only is it a performance for the actors, it’s also based on the actors. Therefore, it is constantly evolving. There’s room for new discoveries. The bareness and simplicity of the stage requires maximum internal precision of the actors. In The Seagull, the audience and the actors become partners, observing those who are acting/living on the stage.
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