Running time: 2 hours, one intermission

The Russians have always loved Paris, and who could blame them? For the December edition of our reading series, Seagull ensemble member Hannah Victoria Franklin has curated an evening of stories that look at the City of Lights through a distinctively Russian lens. Join us for this evening of tales well told. As Chekhov would say, “If only the nights weren’t so cold and my soul so heavy, life could be as beautiful as it seems to be in Paris.”

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 .