You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Theater & art

Stage review

A piercing ‘The Seagull’ at Harbor Stage

WELLFLEET — To be a character in a Chekhov drama is often to be tantalized and tormented by the life unlived and by the knowledge that although you’re engaged in a game with mortal stakes, you’re unsure what hand to play.

That awareness of a trapped-in-amber existence creates an atmosphere of gradually intensifying desperation in “The Seagull,’’ now at Harbor Stage Company. Adapted and directed by Robert Kropf, it’s a stiletto-sharp production that marks another milestone for this indispensable young troupe, founded last summer by a handful of actors at the tiny waterfront stage that for decades had been operated by Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week