Final Two Week Push

Back on the scene, decent Sunday houses of over 100 each, and a good discussion between shows on “Pieces of Chekhov” with our friend Jeff Sichel, Director, Writer and Professor of Theater and Directing at Catholic University, joined by Dr. Catherine Schuler, Professor of Russian Theatre at University of Maryland, College Park. We go up aginst both Fringe and Source Theatre Festival it seems this week, and it shows in our advance reservations. Concerned about filling seats on weeknight particularly.

And so this shout-out to any and all blogreaders here — to come see our SEAGULL this Wednesday or Thursday night for free. Either print out this posting, or use it as a reference when writing/calling our box office at theaterj@theaterj.org or 202-777-3210 to reserve for any of the 7:30 pm shows left before closing.

Upcoming discussions include:

Thursday, July 9: The Translator’s Dilemma
with Elena Lozinsky, Translator and Professor, University of Maryland at College Park

Sunday, July 12: “New Forms” — Adapting the Classics
with Joe Banno, Former Artistic Director of Source Theater, Freelance Director
Jackie Lawton, playwright and dramaturg
Jason Loewith, playwright and adapter, Executive Director of the National New Play Network

Thursday, July 16: Cast Talk-Back

Sunday, July 19: Treplev’s Vision — And Ours. A Jewish Theater’s Mission
with Josh Ford (chief programming officer, DCJCC, and members of our staff).

We’ll analyze audience response later — how word-of-mouth traveled, or didn’t travel, and what’s been being said about the show. We’ve gotten a good sense of the reviews, virtually everyone printed or linked on this site, but guaging the-word-of-mouth over this busy part of the summer has been more difficult. And while blog readership is high, responses have been at a historic low. Go figure. Better, please explain!

Bring a friend and help us talk about this play while it’s here with us!