The Seagull 07/13–08/13Buy Tickets
JACKSON/CANTON—The Michigan Shakespeare Festival will open July 6 at the Baughman Theatre in Jackson and re-open July 28 at the Village Theatre of Canton. This year’s productions include The Taming of the Shrew and Julius Caesar, as well as Chekhov’s The Seagull.
The Seagull, which will from July 13 through August 13, is directed by MSF artistic director Janice L Blixt, and features MSF artistic associate Janet Haley as Arkadina and MSF favorite Shawn Pfautsch as Trigorin.
In The Seagull, beloved actress Arkadina has it all: beauty, fame, and a wonderful relationship with a famous author, Trigorin. She also has a son in his 20s who dreams of being a playwright, and whose very existence reminds the world that Arkadina is guilty of the one thing actresses must never do: grow older. Anton Chekhov’s satiric comedy The Seagull skewers our views of art and entertainment, and where the two of them combine.
A darkly funny domestic comedy set at the turn of the last century, MSF’s 2017 production of The Seagull is from a new original translation.