Peterborough

Chekhov’s ‘Seagull’ at Players

Chekhov’s masterwork “Seagull” will come to the Peterborough Players’ stage Wednesday through Aug. 4.

This new version, written and directed by the Players’ Artistic Director Gus Kaikkonen, tells the tale of Irina Arkadina, a celebrated actress, played by Lisa Bostnar, her lover Trigorin, a successful writer, played by Jack Koenig, her son, Treplev, a melancholy, aspiring playwright, played by Jed Reshick, and Nina, an aspiring actress and the girl of Treplev’s dreams, played by Erin Neufer.

Chekhov wrote that Seagull contains “five tons of love.” This abundance of love ensnares his characters in a tangle of romance, intrigue and unrequited love.

Other recent Players’ shows by Kaikkonen include last year’s “Auld Lang Syne” — the 2012 N.H. Theatre Awards’ Best Director and Best Production — and “Measure for Measure” — the 2011 N.H. Theatre Awards’ Best Production.

Show time are 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 4 p.m. on Sundays, and 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. To reserve tickets, see www.PeterboroughPlayers.org or call 924-7585.

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