Alum Annette Bening Discusses Chekhov's 'The Seagull'
SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS -- As it happened, Bening had a longstanding interest in Chekhov, dating back to her days as a Bay Area stage actor in the early 1980s.
“I had worked on Chekhov in school at San Francisco State and ACT (American Conservatory Theater),” Bening says. In fact, she had played Irina before as an M.F.A. student at American Conservatory Theater.