Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull” at Lansing’s Riverwalk Theatre

“The Seagull” tells the stories of a group of Sorin’s friends and family members who gather at his country estate to see the first performance of an experimental play written by Konstantin, the son of celebrated actress Arkadina. Konstantin hopes the play will invent a new form of drama, but the performance turns into a disaster when Arkadina and her lover find the play completely ridiculous, leaving Konstantin completely devastated. Following the performance, the play examines the dissatisfaction the characters have in their lives and the various love triangles that exist between the characters.

“The Seagull” is one of the most famous plays by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov. Although the play was not a success on its initial production, “The Seagull” went on to great success two years later and was proclaimed to be, “…one of the greatest new developments in the history of world drama.”

For a chance to see “The Seagull” for yourself, Lansing’s Riverwalk Theatre will have a production running January 8-11 and 15-18. Thursday performances (January 8 and 15) start at 7:00 PM and tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors, students, and military members. Performances on Fridays and Saturdays (January 9, 10, 16, and 17) start at 8:00 PM and tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, students, and military members. Matinee performances are on Sundays (January 11 and 18) at 2:00 PM with tickets costing $15 for adults and $12 for students, seniors, and military members. Tickets are available online at The Riverwalk Theatre is located at 228 Museum Drive in Lansing. If you have any questions, you can call the theatre box office at (517)482-5700.

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