Playwright-actress Regina Taylor took a look at Anton Chekhov's first great play and saw, not a Seagull, but a Drowning Crow. The latter is the title of Taylor's new adaptation of the classic of Russian naturalism. Crow premieres April 27-May 27 (opening May 7) at the Goodman Theatre's smaller Owen Butler stage, in Chicago. Chekhov won't know what hit him after Taylor gets through. She has relocated the drama to the historic Gullah Islands off the coast of modern-day South Carolina. The family is now African-American and Konstantin is a performance artist.
Kate Whoriskey will direct. Taylor last appeared on the New York stage in Jar the Floor at Second Stage. She is the author of several plays, including Escape from Paradise.