The Seagull—Adiós



Adapted from Anton Chekhov

Directed by Xiaohan

World Premiere


October 20, 2023, 14:00  

October 21, 2023, 14:00

October 22, 2023, 14:00

WHERE: East Warehouse Theatre

Duration: 70 minutes (without intermission)

Performed in Chinese, with English subtitles

About The Seagull—Adiós

Treplev, a young man who chose to end his life.

Chekhov responds to his death with a portrait of an apathetic family.

Based on Chekhov's original play, The Seagull—Adiós presents the story from the perspective of a young man, describing the situation individuals face and the choices they make, and abstracting from it the current situation faced by young people. The characters in the play search for their positions in society and family again and again. In a story without grand historical events or sharp social criticism, we use a multimedia approach to explore the essence of life from multiple dimensions, reorganize the emotional experience of individuals' lives in the original story, and try to listen to the voice of a young man on stage.


Director: Xiaohan

Dramaturgy: Yi Dian, Pan Jiayi

Translator: Wu Tong

Cast: (in alphabetical order)

Chen Zhennan, Gao Dai, Hu Qianling, Li Damao, Wu Hao, Zhang Yexin

Music Director/Live Music: Li Mengneng

Art Director: Diao Wei

Lighting Design: Zhang Jian

Lighting Console: Ma Yang

Image Design/Stage Manager: Hu Jiajing

Stage Design/Poster Design: Li Xudong

Sound Design: Zhai Jiaji

Sound Effect Design: Xunzi

Figure Design: Zhou Mingmei

Body Coach: Kang Jiaxun

Producers: Xin Zhipeng, Aruna

Special thanks to Beijing Qinglan Theatre, Beijing Association for Theatre Development and Beijing Xunyi Culture Communication Co., Ltd.

About Xiaohan

Xiaohan is a young Chinese actor and theater director of excellence who graduated from France's Classe libre of Cours Florent. He majored in film production at the Beijing Film Academy. He has participated in many theater festivals, such as Festival d'Avignon, Wuzhen Theatre Festival, Aranya Theatre Festival, and Beijing Fringe Festival.

His works include Brain Death Buffet, Run Into a Love Game, Possession is One With Loss, Ode to the Scoundrels, The Seventh Day, Tea House, The Ballad of the Sad Cafe and Rhinoceros in Love. This is his second production at Wuzhen.


Established in 2023, the "PUSUZHIZAO" theatre company is composed of a group of creators of diverse educational backgrounds. The troupe takes collective creation as its core working method, performing its dramaturgy in collaboration, reflecting the troupe's requirements for historicity, sociality, reality in the artistic creation process, and emphasizing the close connection between artistic works and contemporary social reality. Starting from "theatricality" we explore the creative mode of image theater under the grammar of new media, creating a tense coexistence between the performance and its audience.

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