photos courtesy of neil riley
the seagull (nina)
By Anton Chekhov
Directed by Lisa A. Tromovitch
Shakespeare's Associates / Livermore Shakespeare Festival
Bankhead Theater, Livermore, California - November 2008
Concannon Winery, Livermore, California - July 2009
November 2008: with Michael Abts, Alan Kaiser, Michele Leavy, Nikolai Lokteff, Eleanor Mason Reinholdt, Richard Reinholdt, Michael Wayne Rice, Elissa Beth Stebbins and William Wolak
July 2009: with Michael Abts, Timothy Ackerman, Michele Leavy, Nikolai Lokteff, Eleanor Mason Reinholdt, Joseph Salazar, Michael Wayne Rice, Elissa Beth Stebbins and William Wolak
"[A]n evening of electric theater...Hannah Knapp is an incandescent Nina...The brilliant ensemble company [brings] this seminal classic to vibrant life."
"Bouncing breathlessly onto the stage, Hannah Knapp is a totally new Nina: radiant, effervescent, and bursting with youthful enthusiasm...She is truly a breath of fresh air...A richer, deeper theatrical presentation reveals new insights and increases an appreciation of Chekhov’s masterful grasp of human character."