THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: The Last Five Years Star Adam Kantor Shares His Theatregoing Experiences
02 Oct 2013
The Seagull, National Theatre 2006 (adapted by Martin Crimp, directed by Katie Mitchell)
"This, to me, was quite possibly my most favorite theatergoing experience of all time. I saw it with some fellow students from BADA in London, and we all couldn’t move after the curtain came down. We did not want to leave the theatre. Ben Wishaw and Juliet Stevenson poured their souls into a production that (hopefully) made the ghosts of Chekhov and Stanislavsky very, very proud. Each character had so much at stake, and such rich inner life. I wish I could go back and re-watch this production, and I hope to do this play one day…"
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.