Date(s) - 09/22/2017 - 10/01/2017
The Seagull is a play about a group of people exploring their thoughts and dreams, evaluating
life and love, exploring the meaning of life, and what it means to be an artist both in life and
love. The play takes place on Sorin’s estate, which serves as a perfect backdrop for each
character to develop: Irina Arkadina struggles with her fear of growing old and alone while
enthralled with vanity as an actress; Konstatin, Arkadina’s son, battles self-loathing and his
unrequited love for Nina; Nina obsesses about fame and success and the yearning to escape
her ordinary life; Trigorin fears being an ordinary being writer all while balancing the
dysfunctional relationship he has with his writing; Medviedenko struggles with his cowardice and
has an unhealthy obsession with money; Dorn delivers a taciturn realism all too often; Paulina
obsesses over her unrequited love and suffers from her own foolishness; and Masha deals with
her cynicism and emotional dependencies in an unconventional way. Chekhov takes the time to
paint a picture for the audience that even today as a society finds ways to skirt around the
issues rather than address them directly with people who are closest to us.
Performances on Thursday, September 21 through 23 and 26 through 29 will have a 7:30 p.m.
curtain, while September 24 and October 1 will have a 2 p.m. curtain. Tickets are $18 for the
general public, $15 for seniors, $15 for UF faculty and staff and $13 for Students. Tickets can be
purchased at the University Box Office, located at Gate 1 of the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.
The University Box Office is open Tuesday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and can be
reached at (352) 392-1653 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets will also be available 45
minutes prior to every performance and can also be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com.
Group rates are available for parties of eight or more.
The Nadine McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion is located on the UF campus at 1800 McCarty
Drive, Gainesville, FL 32603. Parking is available across the street from the UF Bookstore &
Welcome Center located on Museum Road