UNK- The University of Nebraska at Kearney department of music and performing arts will close its 1999-2000 season with the Russian comedy, The Sea Gull, by Anton Chekhov. The production will run April 4-9 at the Miriam Drake Theater in the UNK Fine Arts Building.

The Sea Gull is an unconventional Checkhov play portraying a group of people struggling to maintain their lives as they are continuously battered by those they love most. An actress combating the onset of middle-age, tries to hold on to her young lover–a writer, while he becomes distracted by a young girl. The girl, an actress as well, finds fascination with the writer and not her beau. And her beau begins to perish as he loses his love. The Sea Gull begins as a pleasant surprise and ends with shocking clarity.

Performances are April 4-8 at 8 p.m., and April 9 at 3 p.m. Advanced reservations are recommended as seating is limited. Tickets for each performance are $5 for general admission, and are free to UNK faculty, staff and students with a valid UNK ID. Tickets are available at the UNK Theatre Box Office at (308) 865-8417, Monday -Friday, 1-5 p.m., and 45 minutes prior to each performance. Due to mature content, this production is recommended for ages 12 and up.