‘Seagulls in a Cherry Tree’ opens May 12 at Black Box

Seagulls in a Cherry TreeNo Strings Theatre Company presents “Seagulls in a Cherry Tree” by William Missouri Downs, directed by NSTC’s Artistic Director, Ceil Herman. A zany new comedy described by Downs, author of the two previous NSTC hits, (“Cockeyed” and “Mad Gravity”) as “the first new Chekhov play in a hundred years!” The comedy follows the adventures of Boris and Stan, two Hollywood screenwriters who have been hired by Disney to adapt Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard” into a new movie for Mel Gibson. You will certainly recognize many iconic Chekhovian characters as they pursue love, longing, life and loss at the Dantchenko Colony for Artists and Creative Inquiry, Moscow, Idaho.

Performances are May 12 – 28. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. There will be two Sunday matinees on May 21 and May 28 at 2:30 p.m. and a Thursday evening performance on May 25 at 7 p.m. The playwright will be at the opening night performance on May 12.

Tickets are $15 regular admission, $12 for students and seniors over 65, and the performance on Thursday is $10. For reservations, call 523-1223..