based on Anton Chekhov's play

Poster of the play Mewa by Figurentheater Wilde & Vogel, Leipzig (artwork Robert Voss).
Mewa – artwork Robert Voss

Nina: “It was a curious play, wasn’t it?
Trigorin: “I couldn’t understand it at all, but I watched it with the greatest pleasure because you acted with such sincerity, and the setting was beautiful.
[A pause]
There must be a lot of fish in this lake.
Nina: “Yes, there are.

Like in a carousel Anton Chekhov’s characters turn around each other: one loves someone else, someone loves no one. They resemble the whitefish catch: Packed together on a Russian country estate they make art, theatre, literature, with passion but without genius. Generation conflicts, the rebellious cry for new forms, senile sentimentality – all are results of a general standstill. The carousel wobbles and squeals, but keeps turning. No romanticism, no soulful atmosphere: seagulls are scavengers.

Directed by: Hendrik Mannes
Assistant: Heiko Klandt
Scenography: Michael Vogel
Performed by: Marcin Bartnikowski, Marcin Bikowski, Pawel Chomczyk, Dagmara Sowa
Music: Charlotte Wilde

Kompania Doomsday (Bialystok, PL) and Figurentheater Wilde & Vogel.

Coproduction with FITZ! Zentrum für Figurentheater Stuttgart.

Premiere: 6. May 2008 at Teatr Stara Prochoffnia Warsaw.

Financially supported by Fundacje Wspólpracy Polsko-Niemieckiej Warsaw, Fonds darstellende Kuenste, City of Bialystok, City of Stuttgart, Project SONE – Program Culture 2007-13 of the European Union.

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