// “In a play, above all, there must be love” -Chekhov-. Something is afoot at the manor of the retired Sorin. Treplev, the son of the renowned actress Arkadina, is an aspiring playwright and has invited his family and friends to see his first experimental play. The gathered crowd, however, isn’t ready for what Treplev has in store for them. Soon the manor becomes the scene of intrigue and conflict. The world of the rich meets the world of the poor. A love triangle between Treplev, Nina, a naïve aspiring actress, and Trigorin, a famous writer, causes tempers to rise. And above it all there is an innocent white gull, flying besides the family’s magical lake. The play juggles intimate love and the hardships of life with a timeless sense of (dark) humor. Can you ever be prepared for the life you wish for? What do you do when you lose what you love the most?
‘The Gull’, a masterpiece by Anton Chekhov, will be performed by NFK the 1st, 2nd and 4th of May at the Koelisse, Steengroevenlaan 3, 3001 Leuven. You can buy your tickets using this link (https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSc3HyatKUn…/viewform…).
The play is directed by Bert De Kunst, Ewout Decloedt and Gilles Verheyden. Arkadina is played by Marisa Salvador, Treplev by Kamiel Ferson, Trigorin by Rita May, Nina by Nora Van Hummelen, Masha by Sofia Martelleni, Dorn by Bert De Kunst, Medvedenko by Wodan Van Den Heede, Shamraev by Thomas Hymers, Sorin by Rik Ouwerkerk, Polena by Lise Sysmans, Yakov by Lotte Tichem and the gull by Jason Xie. David Breugelmans is the technician. We hope to see you at the riveting performance!