News from across the Hudson: The Stella Adler Studio of Acting will premiere a new adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s classic "The Seagull," the forerunner of modern character-driven dramas with interwoven storylines such as Downton Abbey and Mad Men.
"Celebrated director John Gould Rubin (LAByrinth Theater Company) brings a realistic, deconstructed and more accessible version of the play to the stage with a new translation by Royston Coppenger."
Gould Rubin and Coppenger join an esteemed group of theater luminaries that have adapted "The Seagull," including Tennessee Williams and Tom Stoppard. Innovative in design and atmosphere, the unique production at one point has the entire audience move locations in order to evoke in viewers the same emotions as the characters in the play.
The Harold Clurman Lab Theater presents "The Seagull" Saturday, January 19th - Saturday, February 2nd 7:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m. on Sundays). The location is The Stella Adler Studio of Acting, 31 West 27th, Floor 3, New York, NY 10001.
F.Y.I.: The Stella Adler Studio of Acting is an acting school based in New York City founded by actress and teacher Stella Adler in 1949. Adler founded the Studio on her belief in the seriousness of her art. Adler and the school have trained many of the brilliant actors of our time, including Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, and Elaine Stritch. The Stella Adler Studio of Acting is a nonprofit organization, which trains over 500 actors annually. The Studio also presents public lectures, poetry readings, concerts, theater performances, dance theater events and an annual arts festival. For more information visit www.stellaadler.com.