6 October 2017 – Serbian National Theater, 18 hours
THE SEAGULL, Hungarian Theater from Târgu Mureș/Romania
The “Miklos Tompa” Company of the National Theatre in Targu Mures, Romania
Playwright: Anton PAVLOVICH CHEKHOV
Director: Atilla KERESZTES
Set design: Viola FODOR
Costume design Bianka IMELDA JEREMIAS
Music: Csaba BOROS
Assistant Director: Franciska KERESZTES
Arkadina: Erzsébet B. FÜLÖP
Treplev: László Zsolt BARTHA
Sorin: Lajos MAKRA
Zarechnaya: Noémi KÁDÁR
Samrayev: András GYÖRFFY
Polina Andreyevna: Ágnes LŐRINCZ
Masha: Andrea VARGA
Trigorin: András KORPOS
Dorn: József BÍRÓ
Medvedenko: János HENN
Yakov: Csaba SALLÓS
Duration: 2 hours and 40 minutes with a break
About the play
“I have talked a great deal about new forms of art, but I feel myself gradually slipping into the beaten track,” admits Treplev in the last act of The Seagull. The more one tries, the more tragic the discovery of the meaninglessness of life is.
But what is the thing that gives meaning to life?
Some of the characters in The Seagull find the answer to this question in creating – some in conformity, some in departing from traditions – and there are some who find no way out, or never seek it at all, or are simply disinterested.
The typical setting of Chekhov’s dramas, a house in the countryside and a distant metropolis, either provide the piece with a meaning or complicate it. The major discussion here is about the thin line between an artist’s talent or the lack thereof.
Chekhov’s stranded, tormented characters are involved, on top of everything, in intricate love relationships, where each person sees their loved one as a saviour. However, it seems there is no salvation…