Are our theaters indifferent, craven, or complicit? Take your pick.
Arlekin Players Theatre
Director Igor Golyak takes major chances in presenting a version of The Seagull that’s self-consciously about The Seagull. And they pay off.
This marvelous production pulls off a tricky balance — vibrant bursts of creative energy are put at the service of illuminating the thorny nature of memory and guilt.
The company’s staging is dynamic and vivacious, and the unconventional seating arrangements give audience members the chance to place themselves in the center of the action.
This production’s approach to Bulgakov’s source material is refreshing in its directness; it’s also bursting with visual and auditory inventiveness.