The Seagull Curtain Calls: Morgan Ritchie
Name: Morgan Ritchie
Role: Konstantin Gavrilovich Treplev
Hometown: New York, New York
Favorite Chekhov play?
It's a toss-up for me between Three Sisters and The Seagull. The emotional fireworks of The Seagull are more fun to play, and everyone sharing this desire for fame and public accolades makes for great comedy. The philosophical questions that the aristocrats of Three Sisters wrestle with (does anything we do really matter? will anyone remember us?) are fascinating, though, particularly in light of what was soon to pass in Russia. The two plays exist side by side for me, in some way, linked by their characters' preoccupation with their station in life, and their desire for fulfillment that always seems just out of their reach.
Most recent Huntington role:
Morgan Evans in The Corn is Green. I had a lovely time and I'm very excited to be returning.
What did your parents want you to be when you grew up?
I don't think what I did was important to them as long as I was happy. I knew from a young age, though, that I wanted to be involved in theater, it just seemed like such a fun and exciting place to be, as I saw it growing up.
Most memorable acting experience from early in your career?
They've all been pretty memorable, honestly, but my first time at the Huntington (in The Corn is Green) was probably the most exciting. I got my Equity card, and felt, for the first time, like a "real" actor (whatever that means). It was a very important part of my development, and I know I'll always feel a connection to this theater because of that.