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Two Strokes of Genius
Bullitt Cabaret at ACT Theatre
Tuesday, November 14th, 7 PM
Curated and Directed by Gavin Reub
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With every great artistic movement comes a boiling of thought and discussion, that bursts into action. In 1879 a 19-year-old Anton Chekhov first met Isaac Levitan, the painter of “landscapes of mood,” and their complex emotional artistry proceeded to grow in tandem. Join Artistic Director, Gavin Reub, as he curates and directs an evening focusing on the relationships that spurred action in many great artists of the 19th and 20th Century. Roger Fry and Virginia Woolf, Aaron Douglas and W.E.B. Du Bois, Jackson Pollock and Frank O’Hara, all make appearances in an evening of multi-disciplinary pairings.
ABOUT THE SERIES
Because we take 18 months or so to prepare our main stage productions, we want to give our audiences a taste of Chekhov in between productions. Happily, the work of Anton Chekhov spans more than the plays theater-goers have come to know so well.
A prolific writer, Chekhov produced dozens of short stories that further explore the issues and themes found in his plays. This themed reading series introduces audiences to these stories by Chekhov, as well as to the work of other writers whose work expands on the themes, ideas, and images found throughout Chekhov’s body of work.
The Great Soul of Russia reading series features performances by members of the Seagull ensemble, along with guest artists from all around the Seattle theater community. This series is produced in partnership with ACTLab at ACT — A Contemporary Theatre and takes place in the Bullitt Cabaret. Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for students; and free to ACTPass holders.
Doctors and Patients
Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 7 PM
Curated and Directed by Jeff Schwager
Then Twenty years old, living in Moscow, Chekhov studied medicine. As he worked down the road to becoming a doctor, he wrote short serials for the local paper to pay the bills, and support his family. Famously once saying that “Medicine is my wife and writing my mistress,” Chekhov’s work was massively influenced by his life long pursuit of medicine. A physician of the human body and soul, Chekhov is but one of many authors throughout history who have made study of the entirety of the human condition.
Wednesday, June 6, 2017, 7 PM
By Serge Gregory
Directed by Gavin Reub
Anton Chekhov is known for his famous relationship with actress Olga Knipper, but was she the love of his life? Gavin Reub directs Sweet Lika, a very Chekhovian romance in which humor holds love at arm’s length. Adapted by Serge Gregory from the letters of Anton Chekhov and Lika Mizinova.