The Notebook of Trigorin, a free adaptation of Chekhovís THE SEA GULL
On his Uncle Sorinís lakeside estate, Constantineís new play premieres to disdainful reactions from the family and friends who have gathered: Masha; her future husband Medvedenko; Dorn, a lecherous doctor; Shamrayev, manager of the estate; and his wife Polina. Constantineís mother, the famous actress Madame Arkadina (and prima donna), is not one to suppress her true feelings on her sonís contribution to the theatre: She abhors it. Humiliated, Constantine sulks over his life, his art, and dotes on the playís star, the woman he loves, Nina, who is infatuated with Madame Arkadinaís companion, the established writer Boris Trigorin. Since Trigorin is the object of affection for Nina, as well as Madame Arkadina, he becomes the object of scorn and jealousy for Constantine. In an attempt to explain his brooding, morbid nature, Constantine presents Nina with a dead seagull, which he has just shot--a sacrificial symbol of events to come. Before the evening is over the charactersí dreams, infidelities, and self-deceptions will be revealed: Ninaís reluctance to love Constantine; Trigorinís lust for Nina; Mashaís love for Constantine and boredom with her new husband; Dornís insecurities on his aging appearance and his affair with Polina; and Sorinís constant pleadings with his sister Arkadina to accept and encourage his nephew, her son. Two summers later finds Constantine the successful writer; Masha, a drunk, lamenting her love for Constantine; Madame Arkadina, haggard and struggling to hold onto Trigorin; and Nina, returning to the lake after her failed acting career and rueful involvement with Trigorin, seeking sympathy and understanding from the disturbed Constantine, who still loves her enough to take his own life.
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|Play Type: ||Play|
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|Total Characters: ||13|
|Male Characters: ||7|
|Female Characters: ||6|
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|Cost: ||FEE: $60 per performance|
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|Publisher: ||Dramatists Play Service|
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