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Divine intervention

The setting is Russia. But for the ART's stylized 'Seagull,' the set combines medieval icons, a desolate theater in the future, and puddles - lots of puddles.

Scenic artist Jerry Vogt works on a mural to be used in the American Repertory Theatre production of Anton Chekhov's ''The Seagull.'' Scenic artist Jerry Vogt works on a mural to be used in the American Repertory Theatre production of Anton Chekhov's ''The Seagull.'' (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
By Megan Tench
Globe Staff / January 11, 2009

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A 200,000-year-old abandoned theater, a sense of the divine, images of decay - these are some of the ideas that drove innovative Hungarian director János Szász's imagination when visualizing the set for Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull." The drama about a family whose members gather to watch a play and whose loves and lives are transformed as a result is now ... (Full article: 322 words)

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