First Nighter: The Bedlam Company Shoots and Wounds Chekhov's "Seagull"

November 30, 2014 9:25 PM

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Before I get to the many reasons for my strongly objecting to the Bedlam company's attack on Anton Chekhov's great play, The Seagull, I want strongly to recommend their Sense & Sensibility adaptation, which my Huffington Post colleague has already praised.

Having seen that production earlier in their current two-play season--last year's included Hamlet and Saint Joan--I was looking forward to The Seagull with great anticipation. So what I saw, at the Steen Center, was not only a major disappointment but also raised questions in my mind about policy an...

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