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News Archives - 2005

November, 2005

Augsburg Theatre Arts Department presents The Seagull

The Augsburg College Theatre Arts Department continue to present performances of The Seagull by Anton Chekhov, directed by Julie Bolton, this week.

It is midsummer's eve by a magical lake and moon and everyone is falling in love. Chekhov thought he wrote a comedy; Stanislavsky saw it as a naturalistic, psychological drama, you decide. This epoch-marking play revolutionized drama throughout the Western world.

Come celebrate Professor Julie Bolton's final stage production on the Augsburg College stage. After 30 years of service to the College, this integral member of the theatre arts program will begin her phased retirement. The Seagull marks her final directorial role in an Augsburg play.

Bolton has played an instrumental role in the expansion of the theatre program. Her extensive connections in the professional theatre community have provided unique opportunites for the students that choose to train here.

Bolton's final production, The Seagull, was chosen as her finale because, “it is a play about the ways art and life intertwine." She said, "It not only seeks and confronts the truth of life, but helps us to embrace it and endure it.”

Remaining performances for The Seagull will be November 10 and 11 at 7 p.m., November 12 at 7:30, and November 13 at 2 p.m. at the Augsburg College Tjornhom – Nelson Theater, Foss Center.

For more information or to make ticket reservations, call x1257.