Running Time: two hours, with one intermission

In addition to his career as a writer, Anton Chekhov was also a doctor -- and, increasingly, for the final decade of his life, a patient, suffering from the tuberculosis which would eventually kill him. Mikhail Bulgakov was one of the greatest Russian writers of the Stalin era, and like Chekhov, was also a doctor, inspiring his classic collection A Young Doctor's Notebook. Franz Kafka was not a doctor, but he was a fervent disciple of Chekhov the writer, and like his hero he died young from TB. This evening will focus on the works and lives of these three literary masters, with actors Sunam Ellis, Peter Crook, CT Doescher, and David Quicksall reading from some of their greatest works.


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 .