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March 31, 2000 Contact: Bryant Payne (312) 355-2523; bpayne2@uic.edu



William Raffeld, associate professor and coordinator of theater, will direct the legendary Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull." The famed Moscow play marked a departure from 19th century theater and attempted to define the role of the artist in the modern world.


Preview: Wednesday, April 5 (7:30 p.m.)
Opening: Thursday, April 6 (7:30 p.m.)
Friday, April 7 (7:30 p.m.)
Saturday, April 8 (7:30 p.m.)
Sunday, April 9 (2:15 p.m.)
Thursday, April 13 (2:15 p.m.)
Friday, April 14 (7:30 p.m.)
Saturday, April 15 (7:30 p.m.)


UIC Theatre
1044 W. Harrison St.


The setting for Chekhov's "The Seagull" is an estate where a new play is being presented, bringing together an array of family members and friends. The rivalries and intricate alignments in this circle of relationships, both artistic and romantic, provoke an atmosphere of vanity, failure and vulnerability that devastates them all.

Raffeld, who has been principally responsible for developing UIC's international theater exchange program with Russia's Theater of Moscow Southwest, hopes to recreate the naturalistic approach to acting that left theater goers stunned at the legendary Moscow premiere of "The Seagull" December 1898.

Tickets are $7 for UIC students, $9 for UIC faculty and staff, and $11 for the general public.

For ticket information and reservations, contact the UIC Theatre at (312) 996-2939.

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