Running time: Two hours with one intermission

Established in the late 1700s, the Pale of Settlement was the isolated portion of the Russian Empire where Jews were forced to live in poverty, subject to constant discrimination and unprovoked violence. Beyond the Pale explores the life and literature of Russia's Jews and their descendants in the New World, with a focus on Isaac Babel, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Bernard Malamud, and Grace Paley—four masters whose short fiction bears the strong influence of Chekhov's stylistic precision and clear-eyed humanity.

Part of the series: The Great Soul of Russia

Seagull The 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 www.theseagullproject.org .