Russia 1896. Germany 1977. USA 2018. In a world gone mad, when do you take arms against the sea of troubles? In SEAGULLMACHINE, a diverse, multigenerational ensemble takes refuge in an abandoned theater. Caught in an endless rehearsal, they struggle with the pull between action and distraction on a planet where waters rise, wages stagnate, and visionary leaders are nowhere to be found. The Assembly’s newest performance smashes together two iconic riffs on the Hamlet story – a new translation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull by The Assembly and Heiner Muller’s Hamletmachine – combining theatrical realism, immersive staging, live video, poetry, comedy and tragedy to excavate the legacy of 20th-century drama in the light of the present-day, and ask: What’s the good of making theater anyway?
Ellen Stewart Theatre | 66 E 4th Street; 2nd Floor
$30 Tickets; $25 Seniors/Students (plus $1 Facility Fee)
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