Tom Stoppard's new translation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull will open at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, Feb. 10, for a one-month run, directed by Globe artistic director Jack O'Brien. O'Brien also announced the cast for the show, which is led by Mariette Hartley (Irinina Arkadina) and Julian Gamble (Shamraev).
The full cast includes Arnie Burton, Megan Fellows, John Getz, Jonathan McMurty, Marion Mercer, Scott Parkinson, Tom Ramirez and Erika Rolfsrud, as well as Globe/USD MFA students James Konicek, Robert Smith, David Wells and Sarah Zimmerman. The creative team for the show numbers David Ledsinger (ass't. designer); Chris Parry (lights); Robert Morgan (costumes); Jeff Ladman (sound); and Joel Rosen (stage manager).
Set on a rural estate in Russia, The Seagull delves into psychological minefields between mothers, sons, lovers and relations. A famous actress (Arkadina) presides over this collection of Russian souls in torment.
Old Globe Theatre is located in Balboa Park. For tickets and information call (619) 239-2255.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent