Copyright – E.A. Wicklund
The ‘gull-scene’ curtain finally rose to reveal the cast of Chekhov’s play.
Last act is enacted. The main characters gather. Irina is back with her father. Nina is a moderate success. She had miscarried the baby from Trigorin. Kostya is a writer of repute, but considers himself inferior to Trigorin; he tells Nina that he never stopped loving her.
An older and broken Nina admits that she still loves Trigorin.
Kostya goes away and shoots himself.
Lives twisted together, each inconsequentially important.
A final bow and perfunctory applause.
Dom in the back-row introspects; like seagulls we scavenge for our pride.
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