Running time: 2 hours with one intermission

The Great Soul of Russia reading series returns to ACT for its sixth season! Sometimes you just have to laugh, which is exactly why we're kicking off our 2017 series with humor. Curator and GSOR favorite Jean Sherrard co-directs with Seagull Project Co-founder Julie Briskman to bring you an evening of sparkling wit and sharp satire. Members of the Seagull ensemble will perform works by a wide-ranging selection of writers, from Chekhov and Thurber to Calvin Trillin and Andy Borowitz. If you're not there, the joke's on you.

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 .