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The Seagull Takes Flight at the Mount


Riverdale, N.Y. – The Seagull—a naturalistic drama by Anton Chekhov set in Russia at the end of the 19th century—opens tomorrow night at the College of Mount Saint Vincent.

Adapted and directed by Red Monkey Theater Group’s (RMTG) Artistic Director Tal Aviezer, performances will run from April 4 through 6 at 8 p.m. and April 7 at 2 p.m. in Cahill Theater. Following Sunday’s production, the director and cast with hold a Q&A with audience members.

Chekhov’s masterpiece—wherein art, love, life, and death find an intersection on the grounds of a beautiful estate in the Russian countryside—comes to the Mount following a month-long run at the historic Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown, N.Y. The show is a co-production of RMTG, the College’s in-residency theater group, and M&M Performing Arts Company.

Two RMTG actors talk on stageThe peformances also welcome collaboration from the Mount community, as our students continue to impress as part of the RMTG team. Mikaela-Rose Blanchard ’19, Miriam Concepcion ’19, and Quincy Tyler ’19, along with alum Alexis Peterson ’16, are involved as production assistants and interns.

The cast also includes Thomas Anawalt, Tal Aviezer, Emma Freeman, Amy Frey, Ed Friedman, Kelly Kirby, Nick Leshi, Michael Von Brodbeck, Steve Plaushin, and Lisa Spielman. Stage management is coordinated by Sam Schroedel, properties by Bret Bucci, and production design by Carolyn J. Fuchs.

Two RMTG actors kiss on stage. This is the seventh production in RMTG’s 20th season, entitled “The Haunted Season.” For more information about RMTG and the season’s programming, visit

And as always, performances are free for Mount students and staff. The production is open to the public. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors.

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent

Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized liberal arts education and a select array of professional fields of study on a landmark campus overlooking the Hudson River. Committed to the education of the whole person, and enriched by the unparalleled cultural, educational, and career opportunities of New York City, the College equips students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary for lives of professional accomplishment, service, and leadership in the 21st century.