School of Music, Theatre and Dance

'Seagull,' a comedy of unrequited love, takes flight at Oakland University

Performances are Feb. 7-10 and Feb. 13-15 in Varner Studio Theatre

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Seagull, a comedy of unrequited love, takes flight at Oakland University
Seagull at Oakland University
Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance will present Anton Chekhov’s Seagull from Feb. 7-10 and Feb. 13-15 in the Varner Studio Theatre in Varner Hall.

Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance will present Anton Chekhov’s Seagull from Feb. 7-10 and Feb. 13-15 in the Varner Studio Theatre in Varner Hall.

Directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Lynnae Lehfeldt and translated by Curt Columbus, Seagull is set in the Russian countryside at the end of the 19th century and revolves around the play’s dissatisfied characters’ romantic and artistic conflicts. Some desire love. Some desire success. Some desire artistic genius. No one, however, ever seems to attain happiness.

Seagull is one of Chekhov’s more accessible works,” Lehfeldt said. “It’s a period piece that takes place in 1895, but the themes of the play are still relevant today.”

Considered one of the 100 most important plays of all time, Seagull is the first of the four major plays by Anton Chekhov.

“To me, Seagull has been one of the greatest productions that I’ve had the honor to be a part of,” said OU student Alaina Whidby, who plays Nina — the young daughter of a wealthy landowner who dreams of leaving her dull life in the country to become an actress — in the upcoming production.

“I’m incredibly proud of everyone involved in the production and I feel that we’re really doing the story justice,” she added.

Tickets are $8 for students and 10 a.m. matinee, and $15 for the general public. Purchase tickets online at startickets.com.

For more information, contact the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at 248-370-2030 or smtd@oakland.edu.

Performance Schedule:

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Thursday, February 7 at 8 p.m.

• Friday, February 8 at 8 p.m.

• Saturday, February 9 at 8 p.m.

• Sunday, February 10 at 2 p.m.

• Wednesday, February 13 at 8 p.m.

• Thursday, February 14 at 8 p.m.

• Friday, February 15 at 10 a.m.

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