An adaptation from “The Seagull” di Anton Chekhov
Script adaptation and direction: Silvia Masotti e Camilla Zorzi
Chekhov’s “The Seagull” is a masterpiece from 20th century theatrical literature, a bedrock of the history of theatre, that is why the directors Silvia Masotti and Camilla Zorzi have chosen it. They have considered it a study, a preparatory work for the young actors of A.LI.VE.’s Drama Club, who, for the first time, are facing a real theatre script, and not an adaptation from a novel. It is a play that dramatizes theatre and literature: all the cast members are actors, or they would like to be, they are writers, or they would like to be, or they would like to be a novel-like person. The audience easily recognizes itself in the script, which represents relationships, ambition and disappointment, dream and mystery, young people who want to do something different from what their parents have done, adults who take advantage of youngsters’ innocence. All these topics are written in a ironic and poetical style by one of the greatest writers of the 20th Century. Desire, passion and love drag all the characters: they want someone who doesn’t return, something they can’t have or which doesn’t exist, they want to be someone different from who they are; they falter, they fall, somebody will go on his feet again, somebody won’t. The younger characters of this play live their life unconsciously, with no tools for understanding what happens around and inside them. That’s what “Another Seagull” is: a training of consciousness, a work of interior research, a flight exercise.
Credits (in order of appearance):
Michele Marchiori (Dorn, a doctor), Virginia Zorzi (Masha), Rodolfo Toffali (Medvedenko, a teacher), Francesco Biolcati (Konstantin Gavrilovich 1), Pietro Khachab (Konstantin Gavrilovich 2), Damiano Zucco (Konstantin Gavrilovich 3), Michela Peritore (Nina 1), Benedetta Tomelleri (Polina, Masha’s Mother), Linda Micheletti (Arkadina, an actress, Kostja’s mother), Nicolò Bruno (Trigorin, a writer), Arianna Florio (Nina 2), Camilla Van Lamsweerde (Nina 3), Sara Passigato (Nina 4).