The Seagull Actors Forum with Boston Globe Arts Editor Rebecca Ostriker
Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre
The Boston Globe Arts Editor Rebecca Ostriker will moderate a conversation with actress Kate Burton (Arkadina) and other cast members of The Seagull at this interactive post-show conversation.
Rebecca Ostriker has been the Arts Editor of The Boston Globe since 2010. During this span, she has won a New York Times Company Punch Award, and two Globe arts critics have won Pulitzer Prizes. Previously, she was an Assistant Arts Editor and served in the Globe's Sports department, and before that was Managing Editor and acting Editor in Chief of New Age Journal (now Whole Living magazine). Once upon a time, she played bass and sang in The Burrs, a rock band. She graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor's degree in English and American literature.
About The Seagull
Kate Burton (TV's "Scandal") returns to the Huntington for Chekhov's emotionally rich classic, directed by Huntington favorite Maria Aitken (The Cocktail Hour, Betrayal, and Private Lives). Celebrated actress Irina Arkadina's visit to her aspiring playwright son with her successful novelist lover in tow kindles unrequited passions and petty jealousies in Anton Chekhov's masterpiece about love, missed connections, and what it means to be an artist. Burton's son Morgan Ritchie, who appeared with her in The Corn is Green, plays Arkadina's son Konstantin.
"Maria is such a beloved member of the Huntington family and gifted interpreter of the classics, and she will undoubtedly coax incredible humor and pathos out of Chekhov's masterpiece."— Peter DuBois