The Seagull Humanities Forum
Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre
The Humanities Forum explores the context and significance of the play with a leading expert. Past forums have featured historians Doris Kearns Goodwin (Team of Rivals) and Beverly Morgan-Welch (Museum of African-American History), playwrights Paula Vogel and Lydia R. Diamond, Boston Globe columnists, and accomplished scholars. The Humanities Forum is presented following select Sunday matinee performances.
About The Seagull
Nicholas Martin and Kate Burton (The Corn is Green and The Cherry Orchard) renowned interpreters of Chekhov's blend of humor and pathos — reunite for this emotionally rich classic. 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.
"Nicholas Martin and Kate Burton are a Chekhov dream team. Add Kate’s son Morgan in the role of Konstantin, and this production is definitely one to anticipate."— Peter DuBois
"I’m thrilled to reunite with my beloved Nicholas Martin, my leading man from The Corn is Green, Morgan Ritchie, and one of my favorite theatres, the Huntington."— Kate Burton