April 14 - May 05, 2018
Ellen Stewart Theatre | 66 E 4th Street; 2nd Floor
Now extended thru May 5th!
Running Time: 2 hours and 40 mins (including intermission)
Created by The Assembly
Conceived by Nick Benacerraf
Co-directed by Jess Chayes & Nick Benacerraf
Text by Anton Chekhov, Heiner Müller, and The Assembly
In SEAGULLMACHINE, an ensemble takes refuge in an abandoned theater, caught in the struggle between action and distraction. Smashing together two iconic riffs on the Hamlet story – Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull and Heiner Muller’s Hamletmachine (translated by Carl Weber) – The Assembly excavates the legacy of twentieth-century drama to ask: What’s the good of making theater anyway?
Cover Photo by Marina McClure
Russia 1896. Germany 1977. USA 2018.
In a world gone mad, when do you take arms against the sea of troubles?
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Christopher Hurt, Jax Jackson, Layla Khosh, Elena McGhee, Marvin Bell, Gaby Resende and Daniel Maseda
Press for SEAGULLMACHINE
"check out this mash-up of Chekhov, Heiner Müller and The Assembly's own grand finale, then come back here and tell us it was toooootally worth it" - Opplaud
"a thrill to encounter from start to finish" - Jamie Rosler, The Reviews Hub