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The Seagull ()

Produced by

The Chekhov Collective

Playwright: Anton Chekhov
Adapter: Rena Polley
Director: Peggy Coffey


The Berkeley Street Theatre – Upstairs Theatre


March 7th, 2014 – March 23rd, 2014


1893. The Russian countryside. A beautiful summer night begins a tangle of emotional intrigues, unrequited love, dreams, family quarrels, and the steady thrum of time passing.

Chekhov explores art, love and comic despair, in a play that changed the template of modern drama. (


Llyandra Jones Masha
Andrei Preda Semyon Medvedenko
Riley Gilchrist Konstantin Treplev
Greg Ellwand Peter Nikolayevich Sorin
Nicole Wilson Nina Zarechnaya
Lynne Griffin Polina
Sean Sullivan Dr. Yevgeny Dorn
Rena Polley Irina Nikolayevich Arkadina
Steve Coombes Ilya Shamrayev
Patrick Garrow Boris Alekseyevitch Trigorin

Creative Team

Anton Chekhov Playwright
Rena Polley Adapter
Peggy Coffey Director
Rob Gray Set Designer
Al Paquette Lighting Designer
Joyce Gunhouse Costume Designer
Judy Cornish Costume Designer
Rob Bertola Sound and Music Design
Marilyn Flak Props
Deb Erb Prop Seagull & Frame


Oh Susanna Song Recording
Eric Schenkman Balalaika


Heather Bellingham Stage Manager
Rena Polley Producer
Laura Wilson Producer
Theresa Arneaud Wardrobe Assistant
Hilary Quigley Wardrobe Assistant
Daniela Syrovy Publicity
Victoria Carr Photography


Jay Blencowe Berkeley Senior Head Technician
Cecilia Waszczuk Berkeley Head Technician
Melissa Grandovec Berkeley Junior Head Technician