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OKT/ Vilnius City Theatre—Chekhov’s comedy, The Seagull
Source: Guangzhou International


[Photo from Guangzhou Opera House]

Date/Time: Mar.28-29, 2018 19:30 (Wednesday and Thursday)
Venue: Guangzhou Opera House
Admission: 80/180/280/380/480/680VIP RMB
Duration: 3 hours (15 mins for intermission)


Adopted from Chekhov’s classic work, The Seagull was born in the laboratory space of the OKT studio. In this open, intimate, unadorned and authentic space, the actors sit against one wall of the company’s relatively narrow performance area as the spectators come in, and it is from here that they take up their roles in the central space before they return calmly to their seats on the side. On occasion, they respond facially to something said by one character about their character, or about a character with whom they will soon interact, as any actor might in rehearsal.

The script stays true to the original story while giving lots of laughingstocks, making it a real comedy of Chekhov.

Oskaras Koršunovas (born March 6, 1969 in Vilnius, Soviet Union) is a Lithuanian theatre director. For his work, Oskaras received Lithuanian Theatre Award “Kristoforas” for the Best Director for "A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2000, the Lithuanian National Prize for Culture and Arts in 2002, the Europe Prize New Theatrical Realities in 2002, the Meyerhold Prize in 2010 and national Golden Cross Awards in three different years 2004, 2011 and 2012. Moreover, Oskaras was awarded the Cross of Officer of Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas and the honorable title of Chevalier of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and the European New Reality Prize.


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