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‘La Gaviota’ Takes Inspiration From Chekhov’s ‘The Seagull’

San Diego-based Ion Theatre Company's newest work is La Gaviota, based on and inspired by Anton Chekhov's “The Seagull.” Set in Mexico during the Revolution of 1910, the play explores love and loss

‘La Gaviota’ Takes Inspiration From Chekhov’s ‘The Seagull’

Tom Fudge: What if you took a play by Chekov and set it in Mexico? That must have been a question that occurred to the people at San Diego's Ion Theater , because that's what they've done. The play is called La Gaviota and it's written by Claudio Raygoza, who is artistic director for the Ion Theater Company. The play takes the basic story line of Chekov's The Seagull , changes the setting and gives it some Mexican characters.

Ion Theatre Company's play La Gaviota runs through May 17 at the Academy of Performing Arts in Mission Valley.


  • Claudio Raygoza, artistic director for Ion Theatre Company as well as the playwright and producer of La Gaviota , a new play based on Anton Chekhov's The Seagull
  • Steven Lone , actor playing the role of Nicolas in La Gaviota .   
  • Catalina Maynard , actor playing the role of Paula in La Gaviota .