Trudie Styler Stars in Culture Project's The Seagull, Opening Off-Broadway Oct. 13

By Andrew Gans
October 13, 2013

Culture Project's production of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, featuring an adaptation by Thomas Kilroy, officially opens Oc. 13 at 5 PM following previews that began Oct. 3 at the Lynn Redgrave Theater.

Directed by Max Stafford Clark, the cast is headed by Trudie Styler.

Joining Styler are Rufus Collins, Alan Cox, Stella Feehily, Slate Holmgren, Rachel Spencer Hewitt, Ryan David O’Byrne, Amanda Quaid, Tim Ruddy and Kenneth Ryan.

Kilroy’s version of The Seagull, press notes state, is a "reappraisal of Chekhov’s first great comedy, a story of a distinguished actress and her passionate lonely son.… Set in late 19th century Ireland during the time of the National Land League, a political movement advocating for poor tenant farmers, Thomas Kilroy unearths fascinating parallels to the shifts in Russian society that inform Chekhov’s original. This acclaimed adaptation illuminates the play’s universal themes while revealing new social and political angles."

The production has scenic design by Peter Hartwell with costume design by Ilona Somogyi and lighting by William Hansen.

Show times are Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday-Saturday at 8 PM with matinees Saturday and Sunday at 3 PM at the Lynn Redgrave Theater at the Culture Project, 45 Bleecker Street (at Lafayette Street).

Tickets are $75; student tickets are $25. For more information call (212) 925-1806.

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Trudie Styler and Alan Cox
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