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"Emily Mann's rewrite is very faithful to the original in most respects ... handsomely framed by director Reid Davis ... worth watching." - Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle

"seamless, marvelously cast … after seasoning through weeks of performance, it soared." - John A. McMullen, Berkeley Daily Planet

"An absorbing pleasure" - Robert Hall, Piedmont Post

"Reid Davis has assembled a very solid and enjoyable ensemble cast for this wonderfully tailored Shotgun Players production. The opening play-within-a-play is apt several times over, but not least because this is a satisfying night of theater for anyone who loves theater, and anyone else who still doesn't know it yet." - Robert Avila, The San Francisco Bay Guardian

"Mann's update is smart and fresh and, best of all, funny." - Karen D'Souza, San Jose Mercury News

"Reid Davis directs a strong cast, especially Alex Moggridge as the successful novelist, Kelsey Venter as the impressionable Nina , Richard James as the ailing uncle ... a Goth-like Milly (well-played by Anna Ishida) as Chekhov's Marsha." - Sally Hogarty, insidebayarea.com

"crisper and funnier than the original ... Mann figured out how to wring all the dramatic juice out of human misery, and find the humour underneath" - Rachel Swan, East Bay Express

"Shotgun makes a good case for the update in an often sparking, well-performed production staged by company member Reid Davis" - Sam Hurwitt, theidiolect.com

"Director Reid Davis does a lot of things right in this production, but is especially good at creating and sustaining a sense of ensemble. Not only do most of the actors bring unusual depth and richness to their characters, but they also interact as though they've lived in the same house for a good long time." - Chris Jensen, SFWeekly

"performed in a beautiful set by a well-fitted troupe" - Emma Krasov, artandentertainme.blogspot.com

"its dialogue slowly but efficiently unveils its characters' tortured psyches. The actors, ... are generally fantastic" - Nick Moore, The Daily Californian

"On Robert Broadfoot's excellent beachfront set ... Richard Louis James ... is greatly responsible for setting and maintaining the tone, in a funny and touching performance ..." - Ken Bullock, The Berkeley Daily Planet

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Shotgun Players presents
A Seagull in the Hamptons
by Emily Mann
freely adapted from Anton Chekhov

March 24 - April 25, 2010
Wed-Sat at 8, Sun at 5
Ashby Stage, Berkeley

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