To close its 2015-16 mainstage season, Bread & Water Theatre is producing Anton Chekhov's 1896 work, "The Seagull." The play is considered the first of four great plays written by the Russian doctor and playwright and was followed by "Uncle Vanya," "The Cherry Orchard," and "Three Sisters." The plot focuses on a new play that is being performed on a lakeshore — only to bring mockery to its author with its first viewing. The story largely surrounds the relationships and emotions of four very different characters, and deals with humanity's quest to matter individually in the grand scheme of things.
"The Seagull" will continue Friday, March 25, through Sunday, April 3, at Bread & Water Theatre, 172 West Main Street. 7:30 p.m. on March 25, March 26, April 1, and April 2; and 2 p.m. on April 3. Tickets are $14 general admission, $8 for students and seniors (55 and over). Purchase online at breadandwatertheatre.org or by calling 538-9684.