Actors, and the stages they play upon, have long been a ripe subject for the theatre. From the madcap antics of Noises Off, to the “rude mechanicals” of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a number of plays have explored human folly and frailty through the lens of acting itself. But few plays have captured the nuances of identity, ego, aspiration, and idealism that go on “behind the scenes” like Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull: This week on L.A. Theatre Works.
Starring Calista Flockhart and T.R. Knight. With Kira Sternbach, Stephen Collins, Josh Stamberg, Dakin Matthews, Gordon Clapp, Logan Fahey, Bess Rous, and Cindy Katz. Stage manager: Jenell Manzi. Live sound effects: Jeff Gardner. Associate producer: Christina Montano. Casting director: Cathy Reinking. Edited by Wes Dewberry. Recording and mixing engineer: Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood. Our director is Rosalind Ayres.