Running Time: Two hours with one 15-minute intermission

The Russians may not have invented adultery but, between Tolstoy and Chekhov, they perfected it. Join us for readings of scenes from Anna Karenina and Chekhov's first play, Platonov, as well as his classic short story "The Lady with the Pet Dog." Also, be prepared for some hilarious surprises as we explore the influence of Russian adultery on modern American literature.

Part of the series: The Great Soul of Russia

SeagullThe Seagull Project was formed out of a passion for the great works of Anton Chekhov. Having met and collaborated on Seattle Shakespeare Company's wildly successful Threepenny Opera in 2011, the founding producers immediately sought a new collaboration; one which allowed the actors to take the time needed to create an ensemble and honor the work of Chekhov with bravery, honesty, simplicity, and elegance. In January of 2013, they opened The Seagull in ACT's Falls Theatre, garnering both audience and critical acclaim. In April of 2014, The Seagull Project had the great distinction of becoming the first American ensemble in history to perform at the Ilkhom Theatre in Tashkent, Uzbekistan - a Seattle sister city. Upon their return, they produced Chekhov's Three Sisters in January of 2015. Learn more about The Seagull Project at