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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 22, 2003

(Mahwah) – The Seagull, Anton Chekhov’s play about writers, actors, theater, sons, mothers and lovers, will be staged by the Ramapo College of New Jersey Theater Program November 6 through 8, and 12 through 15 at 8 p.m. in the Sharp Theater. Maria Vail Guevara, associate professor of theater at Ramapo College and a professional actress, directs the play and 13-member cast.

Originally staged in 1896 in St. Petersburg, The Seagull had its true birth in 1898 at the Moscow Art Theatre. Set on a country estate in Russia, the play changed how theater is viewed and ushered in the era of realism. Chekhov holds a microscope to human behavior and delineates what is beautiful, painful, tragic and ridiculous about the human condition. In addition to The Seagull, Chekhov also achieved acclaim for Uncle Vanya, The Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard.

Maria Vail Guevara’s directorial achievements at Ramapo College include Tennessee Williams’ Six by Ten as well as Bertolt Brecht’s and Kurt Weill’s Three Penny Opera. She recently directed Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls, also at Ramapo.

The Seagull cast of students includes:

Thomas Balne of Montville Twp.
Darragh Cimis of Brick
Jacquelina DeMarco of Ridgewood
David Giangola Paramus
Amber Harned of Berlin
Sandi Moreland
Gina Musumeci of Mickleton

Eileen Peet
Paul Pena of Paterson
Kevin Pertusiello of Hazlet
Thomas Rondinaro of New Milford
Lee Sable of Fair Lawn
Ron John Rosina of Groveville

Tickets for The Seagull are $10 for general admission and $5 for seniors.. The Sharp Theater is located at the Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts. For more information call (201) 684-7844.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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