Lucy Peacock, Diane D'Aquila (photo by Andrée Lanthier)
Hinton's Chekhov's Seagull
by Caitlin Murphy
a love-sick school teacher, whose humour and fashion choices are always a few awkward steps behind.
A sad mix of hope and resignation is palpable in Shaver's touching portrayal, and his comedic sense is in high gear (a percussive moment with a croquet mallet was especially inspired). Patrick McManus cozily inhabits the role of town doctor Dorn, with an affable, breezy charm, even offering up some musical stylings on the guitar.
Read also Peter Hinton's first-person piece about adapting The Seagull