Alan Cumming Riffles Through Notebook of Trigorin, by Tennessee Williams, Feb. 13 at Classic Stage

News   Alan Cumming Riffles Through Notebook of Trigorin, by Tennessee Williams, Feb. 13 at Classic Stage
 
Tony Award winner Alan Cumming appears in a one-night-only staged reading of Tennessee Williams' The Notebook of Trigorin, freely adapted from Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, Feb. 13 at Classic Stage Company's Off-Broadway home.

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Also featured in the 7 PM reading are Keli Garner, Ryan Homchick, John Christopher Jones, Mackenzie Meehan, Ryan O'Nan, David Rasche and Stephanie Roth. CSC is at 136 E. 13th Street.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Williams, known for The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire.

According to CSC, Williams admired Chekhov's work and was enamored in particular with The Seagull. "Under Williams' pen Chekhov’s basic story remains the same, however, his characters are redefined in vivid colors, their actions rerouted from offstage conflict to onstage events and the character of Trigorin is brought more into focus making his notebook the play's central symbol," according to CSC. "The result is the lyrical fusion of two great playwrights a century apart — a play reminiscent of Anton Chekhov but undeniably Tennessee Williams."

CSC is currently presenting Chekhov's Three Sisters.

For tickets and information, visit www.classicstage.org or call (212) 352-3101, or visit the CSC box office noon to 6 PM Monday-Friday.

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