by Elevator Repair Service after Chekov   –   dir. John Collins   –   Skirball Center

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ERS’s take on Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull reimagines the classic drama by blurring the line between a play and a frank chat with the audience. Actors become characters becoming actors becoming characters and truth is twisted into lies and, ultimately, into a truthful rendering of the text. The performance features ERS’s signature choreography and a richly layered sound design.


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Scenic design by dots

Elevator Repair Service

Directed by John Collins

Lighting Design by Marika Kent

Costume Design by Kaye Voyce

Sound Design by Gavin Price with Johnny Gasper

Photo Credit – Ian Douglas / Andrew Moerdyk

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