The Seagull has landed: University Players open Chekhov drama

The University Players’ production of Anton Chekhov’s 1895 drama The Seagull opened Thursday at Essex Hall Theatre.

Directed by guest artist J.Ed Araiza, a writer, director and performer with New York’s SITI Company, the show will go on until March 11.

Wednesday through Saturday performances are at 8 p.m., Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. On Sunday, March 4, a “Talk Back” discussion with the director and actors will follow the performance. For information or tickets, call 519-253-3000, ext. 2808, or visit

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