Three women, six men, four acts, one scenery, lots of talk about literature, abundant details, and bunch of love. All these are intertwined to offer a glimpse of everyday life in Russia through the eyes of one of the country’s best playwrights Anton Chekhov. Except that this time it is all featured in Iceland instead.
The Seagull, one of Chekhov’s repeatedly produced classical masterpieces, is presented by Lithuanian director Yana Ross with a new, modern and amazing take: it is moved from the Russian country estate to a luxurious Icelandic lakeside summer house with parties and karaoke, yet the elements of suppression, paranoia, anger, desire and love remain.
Awarded Best Director in the International Festival Kontakt of Torun, Poland, in 2016, Yana Ross is an acclaimed theatre director in the Scandinavian nations for her unique style. The Seagull is her latest joint effort with the Reykjavik City Theatre for a true presentation of an Icelandic perspective of the play.
Duration: approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes, including one interval
Performed in Icelandic, with surtitles in Chinese, Portuguese and English
Not suitable for audiences under 13 years of age (contains adult content)
Stage Director: Yana Ross
Set Design: Zane Pihlström
Lighting Design: Björn Bergsteinn Guðmundsson
Costumes: Filippía Elísdóttir
Music: Gísli Galdur Þorgeirsson
Characters and Cast
Írena: Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir
Casanova / Dr. Dóri: Hilmir Snær Guðnason
Nína: Þuríður Blær Jóhannsdóttir
Konni: Björn Stefánsson
BT: Hjörtur Jóhann Jónsson